Fishing Expedition

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Definition: Fishing Expedition




What is the dictionary definition of Fishing Expedition?

Dictionary Definition


Legal grasping at straws; the use of pre-trial investigation (discovery) or witness questioning in an unfocused attempt to uncover damaging evidence you can use against your adversary.


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Definition Sources


Definitions for Fishing Expedition are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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