Fish for a compliment

Do you know the English expression “to fish for a compliment“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Judy: Anna looked beautiful last night, but she kept saying she looked bad.

Marcy: She was fishing for a compliment. She always says bad things about herself when she dresses up.

Does it mean:

a) try to make someone say something nice about you

b) try to make someone say you look like a fish

c) go fishing

d) try to make people feel bad about themselves

The answer is below!↓

blue discus fish

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Answer: a) try to make someone say something nice about you