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Difference between Acquirement, Acquisition, Attainment and Accomplishment

Difference between Go fishing and Gone fishing

go fishing—(U.S. sl., also: be on a fishing expedition) undertake a search for facts (especially using improper methods):

  • When you’re involved in litigation, you’re almost inviting the other side to go fishing through your ancient records.

gone fishing—(U.S. sl.)

1. said of a person unaccountably absent from duty:

  • President Bush hung out the “gone fishing” sign at the White House on Friday and headed for a birthday weekend.

2. be not in touch with the real world; have no idea what is going on:

  • This is not the first time he has “gone fishing” in a big match. Even Liam Brady would have done better playing last night.