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• All fish that comes to his net Он ничем не брезгует; он из всего извлекает выгоду
• Big fish in a little pond; A triton among the minnows Великан среди пигмеев; молодец среди овец
• He who would catch fish must not mind getting wet Без труда не выловишь и рыбки из пруда; любишь кататься – люби и саночки возить
• Cat would eat fish and would not wet her feet Кошке хочется съесть рыбу, но не хочется замочить лапы; и хочется и колется
• As cold as fish Холодный как рыба; нечуткий
• To cry stinking fish Хаять свой товар, прибедняться
• Make not your sauce till you have caught the fish Цыплят по осени считают; не делите шкуру неубитого медведя
• Do not make fish of one and flesh Относись ко всему справедливо, беспристрастно
• Fish and visitors smell in three days Гости и рыба портятся через три дня; не следует злоупотреблять гостеприимством
• To fish before the net Ловить рыбу впереди невода; делать что-нибудь шиворот-навыворот
• Fish begins to stink at the head Рыба гниет с головы
• To fish in troubled waters Ловить рыбу в мутной воде
• The greatest crabs are not all the best meal Не всегда у самых больших крабов бывает хорошее мясо
• If you cannot see the bottom, do not cross the river Не зная броду, не суйся в воду
• It is a silly fish, that is caught twice with the same bait Глуп тот, кто дважды попадается на одну и ту же удочку
• It is good fishing in troubled water Легко ловить рыбу в мутной воде
• As mute as a fish Нем как рыба; молчит, как воды в рот набрал; слова из него не выдавишь
• Neither fish nor flesh Ни рыба, ни мясо
• Not the only fish in the sea Свет не клином сошелся
• Slippery as an eel Скользкий как угорь
• As slow as a snail (tortoise, molasses) Очень медлительный; вялый как черепаха
• Solitary as an oyster Одинокий, уединяющийся
• To stick like a bur (a leech, a limpet, a flea) Прицепиться как пиявка
• To take to something like a duck to water Чувствовать себя как рыба в воде
• There is as food fish in the sea as ever came out of it Хоть пруд пруди; недостатка опасаться не приходится
 
 
Some interesting facts about fish: · Fish have been on the earth for more than 450 million years. · Fish were well established long before dinosaurs roamed the earth. · There are over 25,000 identified species of fish on the earth. · It is estimated that there may still be over 15,000 fish species that have not yet been identified. · There are more species of fish than all the species of amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals combined. · 40% of all fish species inhabit fresh water, yet less than .01% of the earth's water is fresh water. · The spotted climbing perch is able to absorb oxygen from the air and will crawl overland using its strong pectoral fins. · Some fish like sharks don't posses an air bladder to help keep them afloat and must either swim continually or rest on the bottom. · Some fish make sounds by grating their teeth and others like some catfish make sounds from their air filled swim bladder. · Some species of fish can fly (glide) others can skip along the surface and others can even climb rock. · Fish have a specialized sense organ called the lateral line which works much like radar and helps them navigate in dark or murky water. · The largest fish is the great whale shark which can reach fifty feet in length. · The smallest fish is the Philippine goby that is less than 1/3 of an inch when fully grown. · Some species of fish have skeletons made only of cartilage. · Fish have excellent senses of sight, touch, taste and many possess a good sense of smell and 'hearing'. · Fish feel pain and suffer stress just like mammals and birds. · Tropical fish are one of the most popular pets in the U.S. · 95% of tropical fish mortality results from improper housing and nutrition. · Many tropical fish sold in the United States are harvested from the wild in Africa, Asia, and Central and South America.  

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