fish\ in\ troubled\ waters
- • fish in muddy• fish in troubled watersv. phr.To take advantage of a troubled or confusing situation; seek personal advantage.
With the police disorganized after the collapse of communism in Europe, many criminals started to fish in troubled waters.
Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". Оригинал: A.Маккей, М.Т.Боткер, Дж.И.Гейтс. 1997.
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fish in troubled waters — Someone who fishes in troubled waters tries to takes advantage of a shaky or unstable situation. The extremists were fishing in troubled waters during the political uncertainty in the country … The small dictionary of idiomes
fish in troubled waters — If you fish in troubled waters, you try to gain advantages for yourself from a disturbed state of affairs. Between the declaration of independence and the first elections, some people were accused of fishing in troubled waters … English Idioms & idiomatic expressions
fish in troubled waters — phrasal : to profit or attempt to profit from unsettled or troubled conditions * * * fish in troubled waters To take advantage of disturbed times to further one s own interests • • • Main Entry: ↑fish … Useful english dictionary
fish in troubled waters — use a troubled situation to one s own advantage … English contemporary dictionary
fish in troubled waters — to try to take advantage of a confused situation. Fish reputedly bite better in rough water … Dictionary of ichthyology
fish in troubled waters — idi to take advantage of uncertain conditions for personal profit … From formal English to slang
to fish in troubled waters — go fishing in polluted waters, scrabble about, dig in the dirt … English contemporary dictionary
troubled waters — Digest 20/2002 emotionally rough times or an unsettled situation The boy has been arrested repeatedly and has been in and out of jail for months. He s deep in troubled waters. The expression uses the metaphor of rough (troubled) water. See: pour… … Idioms and examples
fish\ in\ muddy — • fish in muddy • fish in troubled waters v. phr. To take advantage of a troubled or confusing situation; seek personal advantage. With the police disorganized after the collapse of communism in Europe, many criminals started to fish in troubled… … Словарь американских идиом
fish — [fish] n. pl. fish; in referring to different species, fishes [ME < OE fisc, akin to Ger fisch, Du visch < IE base * pisk > L piscis] 1. any of three classes (jawless, cartilaginous, and bony fishes) of coldblooded vertebrate animals… … English World dictionary