What’s the meaning of “where there’s smoke there’s fire”?

The phrase “where there’s smoke there’s fire” means that if something looks wrong then it probably is wrong – just like if you see smoke then there probably is a fire somewhere.




This phrase is often used in a situation when people are trying to figure out something – whether it’s about a person, a situation, or whatever. When the signs of trouble are there, then that means that trouble is probably there as well.

Here’s an example of it’s usage:

“Where there’s smoke there’s fire” In a Sentence




" Before Tom was arrested for driving drunk he had been 
in a lot of trouble at school as well.  I guess where there's 
smoke there's fire!  "



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