Throw a ______ to catch a herring.

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Answered 8 years ago
abu sayem

"Throw a sprat to catch a herring/mackerel" means to sacrifice something in order to get something better. A sprat is a small fish that may serve as bait to catch bigger fish, such as herring or mackerel.
Answered 8 years ago
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