|get/have your ducks in a row||have everything (facts) in order, organized||Make sure you have your ducks in a row before you make any accusations.|
|take to something like a duck to water||do something easily||He’s taken to his new job like a duck to water.|
|water off a duck’s back||a hurtful or offensive comment which has no effect on a person||My competitors tried to put me off by saying terrible things to me. Their comments were like water off a duck’s back and I won the competition.|
|drink like a fish||drink a lot of/too much alcohol||I’m worried about you, you’ve been drinking like a fish lately.|
|a fish out of water||someone who is uncomfortable in a situation||As the only woman in the class, Zoe felt like a fish out of water.|
|have bigger fish to fry||have other or more important things to do||I don’t have time to help you, I’ve got bigger fish to fry.|
|there are plenty more fish in the sea||said to a person whose romantic relationship has ended meaning there are many more suitable people in the world||I really liked her, but she broke up with me. Oh well, there are plenty more fish in the sea.|
|a big fish in a small pond||a person who is important within a limited area, organisation or place||– Mark is a presenter on the local news.
– Oh really? So he’s famous?
– Well sort of, he’s a big fish in a small pond.