# You have a lot on your plate

What am I?

There is something fishy about me

When I'm a mess I thread lightly

I will never blow things out of proportion

But you may not like what I have to tell you.

Hint:

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• Is thread a typo or intentional? – John Sep 5 '16 at 23:47
• It's intentional. – Clement C. Sep 5 '16 at 23:47
• You're a scale I believe. – John Sep 5 '16 at 23:49
• @John you might want to answer now it's been reopened – bg6471 Sep 6 '16 at 0:32
• @bg6471, thank you! Put down a best guess. – John Sep 6 '16 at 0:41

I believe you're

a scale.

There is something fishy about me

Fish have scales

When I'm a mess I thread light

Might reference mess hall where food might be rationed. Still sorting through this one.

I will never blow things out of proportion

Scales by definition are proportionate.

But you may not like what I have to tell you

Accurate and honest, even if you're overweight.

For the hint

Can be a symbol used for Libra as scales.

Title

A person who puts a lot on their plate may see an increase on the scale :). Can refer to the pan or plate that holds weights in a balance. It might also refer to an internal plate on a standard standing scale.

• Oh wow, +1. I didn't realise that was the symbol for Libra. – Rand al'Thor Sep 6 '16 at 0:49
• That was fast -- almost all good, except for the title and the second one :) – Clement C. Sep 6 '16 at 0:52
• for line #2 scale's anagram becomes laces, which may explain threading lightly – BlueFire Sep 6 '16 at 4:32
• @BlueFire yes, that's it! – Clement C. Sep 6 '16 at 10:37