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English definition of “smell fishy”

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smell fishy

informal
If a situation or an explanation smells fishy, it causes you to think that someone is being dishonest.
Translations of “smell fishy”
in Chinese (Traditional) 感覺可疑…
in Chinese (Simplified) 感觉可疑…
(Definition of smell fishy from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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