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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:

$$\underline{\Omega}$$

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  • $\begingroup$ Is thread a typo or intentional? $\endgroup$
    – John
    Sep 5, 2016 at 23:47
  • $\begingroup$ It's intentional. $\endgroup$
    – Clement C.
    Sep 5, 2016 at 23:47
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    $\begingroup$ You're a scale I believe. $\endgroup$
    – John
    Sep 5, 2016 at 23:49
  • $\begingroup$ @John you might want to answer now it's been reopened $\endgroup$
    – bg6471
    Sep 6, 2016 at 0:32
  • $\begingroup$ @bg6471, thank you! Put down a best guess. $\endgroup$
    – John
    Sep 6, 2016 at 0:41

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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.

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  • $\begingroup$ Oh wow, +1. I didn't realise that was the symbol for Libra. $\endgroup$ Sep 6, 2016 at 0:49
  • $\begingroup$ That was fast -- almost all good, except for the title and the second one :) $\endgroup$
    – Clement C.
    Sep 6, 2016 at 0:52
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    $\begingroup$ for line #2 scale's anagram becomes laces, which may explain threading lightly $\endgroup$
    – BlueFire
    Sep 6, 2016 at 4:32
  • $\begingroup$ @BlueFire yes, that's it! $\endgroup$
    – Clement C.
    Sep 6, 2016 at 10:37

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