fish for compliments

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fish for compliments ‎(third-person singular simple present fishes for compliments, present participle fishing for compliments, simple past and past participle fished for compliments)

  1. (idiomatic) To try to induce someone to make a compliment.
    He's so narcissistic. He's always fishing for compliments.

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