fish increasing to the bait (which is a thrill to watch if you’re on the various other end of the pole). Writers on the art of angling popularized ‘the rise’ in this feeling 300 years back, and the metaphor from fly-fishing became conventional English. 

Just as the fish rises to the bait and is captured, the perchild who rises to the entice of a useful joke becomes the butt of it. At this point I’d like to additionally interject that this is where blond jokes come into play….

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increasing a laugh at someone’s price.

From its original definition of raising a laugh at someone’s expense, the expression has been extfinished to encompass the idea of attracting attention in general. 

taken from The Henry Holt Encyclopedia of Word and also Phrase Origins

Have you ever increased to take the bait? Sometimes it’s not a pretty site….


Donna PeruginiSeptember 23, 2011Word and Phrase Originsfish rising to the bait, Phrase Meaning To Ge a Rise Out of Someone, raising a laugh at someone"s expense, the climb 6 Comments
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Linda Kinsguy says:
September 26, 2011 at 10:51 am

Hi Donna,

It’s funny just how timely this is for me. I’m struggling via the finest method to respond to an email from a frifinish that is just riddled via pot holes and bait! I am praying for guidance.Have an excellent day!LindaLinda Kinsmale freshly posted..Wordmuch less Wednesday- Are you serious??

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CK says:
September 28, 2011 at 1:52 am

Haha, I don’t generally use that expression. Great image, though!


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Audra says:
October 10, 2011 at 4:32 pm

My parents were just here for Buggy’s birthday and also my mom was CERTAINLY having fun trying to “gain a rise” out of me on a couple of occasions!


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