fishing expedition

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  1. Irelia20150604

    Irelia20150604 Senior Member

    China Shanghai
    Chinese
    The quotation comes from With a Picked Lock and a Threatened Indictment, Mueller’s Inquiry Sets a Tone

    Quotation: The longer Mr. Mueller’s investigation goes on, the more vulnerable he will be to allegations that he is on a fishing expedition, said Katy Harriger, a professor of politics at Wake Forest University and the author of a book on special prosecutors. Such accusations dogged the investigation of Kenneth W. Starr, the independent counsel whose investigation of Mr. Clinton stretched on for years.
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    Hi everyone! What does the bold part mean?
     
  2. sdgraham

    sdgraham Senior Member

    Oregon, USA
    USA English
  3. Irelia20150604

    Irelia20150604 Senior Member

    China Shanghai
    Chinese
    Ah, it's a phrase. I looked up "to fish" and "fishing". Thanks.
     

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