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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ket′tle of fish′(n.)

  1. an awkward, difficult, or bad situation; muddle; mess.

  2. a state of affairs; matter under consideration:

    This new proposal is a different kettle of fish altogether.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fix, hole, jam, mess, muddle, pickle, kettle of fish(noun)

    informal terms for a difficult situation

    "he got into a terrible fix"; "he made a muddle of his marriage"


  1. kettle of fish(Noun)

    An awkward situation; a predicament.

  2. kettle of fish(Noun)

    A situation which is recognized as different from or as an alternative to some other situation, and which is not necessarily unfavorable.


  1. Kettle of Fish 88-98

    Kettle of Fish is the title of a compilation album by Fish released in 1998, providing a retrospective on his solo career plus two new songs. Unlike the previous best-of Yin and Yang, this is a single disc and does not include any Marillion material. Kettle of Fish was Fish's first release under a new contract with Roadrunner Records, who signed Fish after the financially catastrophic Sunsets on Empire album and tour of 1997 had forced him to dissolve his own label Dick Brothers Record Company. Roadrunner also re-released Fish's entire backcatalogue; Kettle of Fish was intended to draw attention to these titles, which explains the publication of another "best-of" compilation with just one studio album between this and the last one. The album was accompanied by an eponymous collection of video clips with slightly different tracks. In Europe, the limited first edition of the album included a bonus CD-ROM with three videos and additional material.


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