Smell a Rat – English Idiom

Smell a Rat

This idiom is used to show that you suspect someone of being dishonest or you think that something dishonest is happening.

  • He’s been working late with his cute new secretary every night. He never worked late before she started at the company. I smell a rat!

  • I don’t know what it is, but I smell a rat. Something about this deal just doesn’t seem right.

  • When I saw him whispering to the boss, I immediately smelled a rat. They’re up to something, I just know it.

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Hating people is like burning down your own house to get rid of a rat.

Harry Emerson Fosdick

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