Fish

a fish out of water

Meaning: being uncomfortable and restless

Example: Our new teacher looked like a fish out of the water, nobody was aware of the issue. Read on

red herring

Meaning: something irrelevant that distracts you from something important

Example: The new law is just a red herring meant to draw our attention away from the issues regarding education. Read on

smell something fishy

Meaning: to have a suspicion that something is wrong

Example: The manager smelled something fishy and started an investigation. He eventually found that 3 of the 4 employees were stealing from the store. Read on

fish rots from the head down

Meaning: It refers to failing organizations and how the blame of it should be on its 'head' that is its leadership.

Example: The company was bound to be closed sooner or later considering the kind of mangers that they had hired. A fish rots from the head down after all. Read on

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clean slate

Meaning: to wipe the past out and begin afresh

Example: The criminal has completed his sentence and has come out as a clean slate. Read on

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