Definition of wet fish in English:

wet fish


mass noun
  • Fresh fish, as opposed to fish which has been frozen, cooked, or dried.

    as modifier ‘wet fish stall’
    • ‘The company is involved in hake and lobster fishing and owns three wet fish trawlers.’
    • ‘By the way, anyone remember the name of the wet fish shop?’
    • ‘Mrs Johnson said he worked at the Co-op's wet fish shop in Rosemary Road for a time and managed to pick up a speeding fine while riding his trade bike.’
    • ‘Together they have 7743 metric tonnes of wet fish quotas, namely hake.’
    • ‘Nor did he recall the Christian doctrine that when somebody slaps you with one wet fish you should take him another - and why not stay to eat it with him while you are about it!’
    • ‘If he had taken a large wet fish out of his pocket and hit me around the face with it I couldn't have been more surprised.’
    • ‘Early Europeans cured cod by salting the wet fish on shipboard, but by the later 1500s they were drying and salting fish on shore.’
    • ‘Frankly, this is a pretty big blade and a very cold wet fish and my sheer ineptitude, coupled with nerves, means that the fillet of mackerel sadly ends up looking like a biopsy of tripe.’
    • ‘‘I went to a wet fish shop,’ he announces proudly.’
    • ‘Donaldson's alter ego was a wet fish merchant who specialised in writing brash, outrageous letters to eminent public figures, enclosing a one pound note.’
    • ‘Such was the loyalty, they would turn up the next week to be hit again with the wet fish.’
    • ‘And I put a bunch of peanut oil on it, brought it to a boil, was cooking with my shirt off, threw the wet fish on there and it just blew up all over me.’
    • ‘You can buy wet fish from the restaurant to cook at home.’
    • ‘Letters or postcards from friends and relatives around the country were exciting in a village where the late arrival of the wet fish van stirred up gossip and where a stranger's cat was immediately reported to the local police.’
    • ‘Alan Hassett opened the Baltimore Fish Shop at 27 North Street, Skibbereen, recently, the first wet fish shop in the town.’
    • ‘Shoppers taking a stroll around Hull's covered market can now pick up guidance on education and pop some life advice into their carrier bag, at a stall tucked away behind the wet fish and Golden Delicious.’
    • ‘The Icelandic fleet is almost entirely responsible for all the wet fish consumed in this country and at least 80 per cent of all the fish brought through Grimsby Fish Dock comes from its trawlers in the Arctic.’
    • ‘Then, much to everyone's surprise, Michael Vaughan arrives, clutching a pile of wet fish, he proceeds to put a fish or two on each person's desk, followed by a knife, and then says that whoever can gut the fish fastest will win a special prize.’


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