Mon, May 14, 2018 - Page 9 News List


The idea that muddying the waters to improve one’s chances of catching fish is nothing new: It appeared, for example, in Aesop’s Fables, attributed to a slave from ancient Greece named Aesop (620~564BC). In the fable The Fisherman, villagers complain when a fisherman muddies the stream from which they get their drinking water; he replies that he has to stir up the water so that he can drive the fish into his nets.

(Paul Cooper, Taipei Times)

Let me give you some advice: Continuing to interfere in their personal affairs is fishing in troubled waters. Don’t get involved.


In seeking to capitalize on the corruption allegations surrounding the opposition leader, the president was fishing in troubled waters. The issue may well come back to bite him on the bum.


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