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to have a life of boiled fish

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Re: to have a life of boiled fish

Postby dimorphic » Mon Dec 28, 2009 9:50 pm

I can't find it anywhere in "NTC's American Idioms Dictionary" or online.

If I was to guess what it would mean; if you said, "You have the life of a boiled fish."

I would say it means:

You have no life. ~This is another Idiom; since, it is impossible to not have a life.

In my opinion, you don't have a life worth living. ~This is basically what someone means when they say, "You have no life."

You have a painful life. ~Depending on if the fish is still alive or not.... ;-)

Your life is tragic.

You have a hard life.

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Idioms are another way for people to feel special. They allow us to create or say something, that not everyone can decipher. We are free to do whatever we want; so it is a choice between: being easily understood or feeling special.
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Re: to have a life of boiled fish

Postby EnglishFix » Sun Jul 14, 2013 3:35 am

That would be my guess too.
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Re: to have a life of boiled fish

Postby adamadami » Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:31 am

I have never heard of it before, but it does seem like it mean that you have no life
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