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Meaning of a fine kettle of fish in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF A FINE KETTLE OF FISH

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ENGLISH WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE A FINE KETTLE OF FISH

a fine kettle of fish
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Synonyms and antonyms of a fine kettle of fish in the English dictionary of synonyms

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WORDS RELATING TO «A FINE KETTLE OF FISH»

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Translation of «a fine kettle of fish» into 20 languages

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鱼类的优良水壶
1,325 millions of speakers
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es

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una multa costal
550 millions of speakers
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en

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a fine kettle of fish
510 millions of speakers
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hi

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मछली का जुर्माना केतली
380 millions of speakers
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ar

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غلاية الجميلة من الأسماك
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ru

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штраф чайник рыбы
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pt

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uma multa chaleira de peixes
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fr

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une amende paire de manches
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de

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eine feine Kessel der Fische
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ja

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魚の罰金やかん
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ko

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물고기 의 ​​벌금 주전자
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vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

một ấm đun nước Phạt tiền cá
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it

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un bel paio di maniche
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pl

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grzywny kaloszy
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uk

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штраф чайник риби
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ro

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un ceainic amendă de pește
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el

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πρόστιμο κατσαρόλα των ψαριών
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af

Translator English - Afrikaans

´n boete ketel van vis
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sv

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en fin vattenkokare i fisk
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no

Translator English - Norwegian

en fin kjelen av fisk
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The term «a fine kettle of fish» is regularly used and occupies the 104.943 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «A FINE KETTLE OF FISH»

Discover the use of a fine kettle of fish in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to a fine kettle of fish and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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A Fine Kettle of Fish
A Fine Kettle of Fish Kaye George Fin sat up straighter when a new guy walked into the bar. He looked like trouble. Joe, the bartender, caught Fin's eye and gave a nod. Joe agreed. The new guy lurched across the floor to take the stool next to  ...
autorKaye George, 2013
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A Fine Kettle of Fish
Full color children's picture book, hardbound with jacket. Julie and Johnny are off on an adventure with their Grandpa and his boat Rosey. New challenges, new friendships and valuable lessons of friendship and teamwork await them.
autor‎2005
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Cassell英语常用词组用法词典
... WJl^jlWIil*: ° ) [A kettle offish vA^immmm-} □ mtm * * a pretty/ fine kettle of fish ( iE • • □ $S f§) — Mtt i ; KttM^ffl (Having missed the last train, my wife said to me: This is a fine kettle of fish. How can we get home tonight?
autorRosalind Fergusson, 2003
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Multi-Functional English-Chinese Dictionary
Phrase: a fine kettle of fish ^flfli tai zao gao Example: Here's a fine kettle of fish! I lost my way in the heavy rain. *»E7 ! StAl^MT. tai zao gao le ! wo zai da yu zhong mf lu le. Phrase: a loose fish Afang dang zhl ren Example: In short, Mrs Miles is a  ...
autorJane Sun, 2009
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Joyce's Finnegans Wake: The Curse of Kabbalah
For example, in Captain Francis Grose's Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue of 1811, it's explained like this: “When a person has perplexed his affairs in general, or any particular business, he is said to have made a fine kettle of fish of it”.
autorJohn P. Anderson, 2012
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TEA STICKY BUNS and the BODY of CHRIST: Postscripts from a ...
... so in true wicked-stepmother style, I make him walk downstairs to the kitchen while he stays on the phone with me. And, yes, there it is, the kettle boiling away. Thank you, Sean, for saving me. . . . . . . . . . . 196. 72. A FINE KETTLE OF FISH.
autorDiane Bones, 2009
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Dictionary of Idioms
3 Thaf s (or if s) a fine kettle of fish That's an awkward situation: > 'It's a fine kettle of fish you've got us in - stuck way out in the country with no petrol!' Alternatives to fine are nice and pretty. 4 The pot calling the kettle black see Pot 2. KICK For ...
autorMartin H Manser, 2006
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A Compendium of Collective Nouns: From an Armory of ...
... that when “a person has perplexed his affairs in general, or any particular busi — ness, he is said to have made a fine kettle of fish of it.” Just fifty years earlier, however, the FISH FOOTBALLERS phrase was in use to describe outdoor parties .
autorWoop Studios, Jay Sacher, 2013
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Early American Proverbs and Proverbial Phrases
"O what a fine kettle of fish." 1816 Paulding Letters(I) 1.41: Making a pretty kettle of fish of it. 1818 Wirt Letters 2.69: Till the moment comes, when a loose shoe on Morgan Rattler, or some disorder of a girth or stirrup-leather will spoil the whole ...
autorBartlett Jere Whiting, 1977
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For Signs and for Seasons
The Sabbath A Fine Kettle of Fish Since the primordial mists of Jewish antiquity, the impression has become solidly entrenched in our minds that a Sabbath meal is not quite complete without a serving of fish. Back in biblical times, Nehemiah ...
autorEliezer Segal, 2011
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10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «A FINE KETTLE OF FISH»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term a fine kettle of fish is used in the context of the following news items.
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#Nostalgia ain't what it used to be
What a fine kettle of fish. I'll jog your memory one more time. Remember these? Gunning-Casteel, Momsen Dunnegan and Ryan, Mitchell ... «El Paso Inc., Jul 15»
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AT&T Vows to Fight $100 Million FCC Fine
AT&T has found itself in a fine kettle of fish. The #2 cellular company in the United States was fined a whopping $100 million by the FCC after it ... «I4U News, Jun 15»
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A fine kettle of fish for FRA's Feinberg
It's no surprise that Federal Railroad Administration Acting Administrator Sarah Feinberg, a Democratic political operative—and a darn good ... «RailwayAge Magazine, Jun 15»
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A fine kettle of fish fearmongering
If we continue to fish at the current pace, some scientists predict we'll be facing oceans devoid of edible marine creatures by 2050. Aquaculture ... «Biofortified Blog, May 15»
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Column 8: Mr Who Cares
"What a fine kettle of fish!" Research reveals that Tony's description is most apt. Thomas Newte, in his Tour of England and Scotland in 1791, ... «The Age, May 15»
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Jon Jones suspended, stripped of UFC Title after Arrest
Jon “Bones” Jones has got himself into a fine kettle of fish. The MMA champion seems to have hit a pregnant lady's car in New Mexico with his ... «I4U News, Apr 15»
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Plain Talk: Wisconsin and Arizona: What's the difference?
Now we're just a tweedledee to Arizona's tweedledum, and as Gramps used to say, "What a fine kettle of fish that is." Dave Zweifel is editor ... «Madison.com, Apr 15»
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Soon, shop for a fine kettle of fish at an outlet nearby
KOCHI: Good price and growing demand for all kinds of fish seem to have a compelling effect on the seafood companies to set up niche retail ... «Economic Times, Mar 15»
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Sister Wives' Robyn Brown answers questions about the Kody …
Oh Sobyn Robyn – this is a fine kettle of fish you've got now. Waters are churned as if a piranha was there. Killing the show. Huh? Actually it ... «Starcasm.net, Mar 15»
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Old Phrases Remind Us Of The Way We Word
or “This is a fine kettle of fish!” we discover that the words we grew up with, the words that seemed omnipresent as oxygen, have vanished with ... «Crothersville Times, Feb 15»
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