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need (something) (about) as much a fish needs a bicycle

To have absolutely no need or use for something. (Adapted from a feminist slogan coined by Irina Dunn: "A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle.") I'm perfectly happy having a phone that just makes phone calls—I need a fancy smartphone about as much as a fish needs a bicycle. We have enough problems with the business as it is, so we need an audit right now as much as a fish needs a bicycle.
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need (something) like a fish needs a bicycle

To have absolutely no need or use for something. (Adapted from a feminist slogan coined by Irina Dunn: "A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle.") I'm perfectly happy having a phone that just makes phone calls—I need a fancy smartphone like a fish needs a bicycle. We have enough problems with the business as it is, so we need an audit right now like a fish needs a bicycle.
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Trek Bicycle India will offer 23 bike models across its dealers in Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, and Indore.
This was Diana's bike but when she got engaged to Prince Charles it was said within the palace that it wasn't very regal to be riding around London on a bicycle so it was sold and that was that.
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Competent authorities can impound any violating bicycle for up to 30 days, and the rules applied on impounded vehicles in the emirate of Dubai will remain valid.
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He noted that it was the Marikina City Council which enacted the the first ordinance related to bicycle use in 1996.
Demand for traditional bicycles' growth will be low, but with increasing purchasing power in major bicycle markets, good potential exists for premium bicycles and e-bicycles.
Factors that influence an individual's decision to make a trip by bicycle can be divided into two categories: personal characteristics and environmental characteristics.
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The NPA took this step because an increasing number of bicycle riders are ignoring the rules and many deaths and injuries are caused by bicycles.
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