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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drastic times call for drastic measures

Meaning: extreme circumstances can only be resolved by equally extreme actions

Example: After the company had posted losses for the third consecutive year, the board decided to replace all of its top management. After all, drastic times call for drastic measures. Read on

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