- catch fish with a silver hook
- obsoleteto pretend to have caught fish which you have boughtAn expression among anglers, where such behaviour is opprobrious, as was that of the man who liked to shoot with a silver gun.See also angle with a silver hook, which was an even less gentlemanly activity.
How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. R. W. Holder. 2014.
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