odd fish

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odd fish

Someone deemed strange by others. No, I didn't invite Joey—he's an odd fish, if you ask me. You can't say weird stuff like that, unless you want everyone else to think you're an odd fish.
See also: fish, odd

an ˌodd/a ˌqueer ˈfish

(old-fashioned, British English) a strange person: He’s an odd fish. He’s got a lot of very strange ideas.
See also: fish, odd, queer
References in classic literature ?
Steerforth, dismissing the subject with a light nod, and a smile, and the remark that he would be glad to see the old fellow too, for he had always been an odd fish, inquired if I could give him anything to eat?
When he denied it, I believed him ON PERVERT HALL An odd fish and socially awkward, nobody knew that he had such a dark past ON THIS MORNING'S FRED TALBOT He was known to be a real s*** and I was glad to hear that he was found out ON SIR CLEMENT FREUD
when he denied it, I believed him RICHARD MADELEY ON SHAMED HOST STUART HALL "Weatherman Fred Talbot was an odd fish and socially awkward RICHARD ON TV'S FRED WHO ABUSED BOYS AS TEACHER "He was known to be a real s*** and I was glad to hear that he was found out RICHARD ON TRUTH EMERGING ABOUT SIR CLEMENT FREUD
I have heard of an odd fish off the Coquet with one of more than 2lb reported from the Northumbrian Anglers Federation waters on the Coquet.
Dressed in black and happiest when buried in a book, Emily feels like an odd fish.
On December 25, 1938, a trawler fishing off South Africa brought up an odd fish about 5 feet long.
I've fished beautiful rivers running through magnificent scenery and still had a wonderful time knowing I might just have the chance of an odd fish.
AGADIR has the largest sardine fleet in the world, but the town itself is a bit of an odd fish.
The Tweed has also gone quiet with just an odd fish caught, and the refrain from anglers is one of a cry for rainfall to bring in further runs of spring fish.
Here was an odd fish, named after South Africa's race track, itself an odd idea.