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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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Walkers and bicyclers, baby strollers and vehicles share the highway.
Initially targeting hunters, fishermen, boaters, campers, backpackers, bicyclers and other outdoor recreation enthusiasts, the Sport Series radios operate on the General Mobile Radio Service frequencies in the UHF band, and are designed to provide clean, clear signals superior to those of other devices such as CB and 49MHz radios.
Our national parks host Sunday services for several religious denominations, as well as programs that draw equestrians, bicyclers, shutterbugs, even wine tasters.
By now, stories of bicyclers crossing the country - even if inspiring - have become less unusual than tie-dye in Eugene.
Illustrated as the book's only character with a protruding nose, he mocks his own trips to the gym and his limited skill in maneuvering his bike through the thousands of other bicyclers on Shenzhen's streets.
By the time that store is exhausted, everyone would be out, and the highways would be safe for bicyclers.
Hikers and bicyclers traverse the winding roads, adding to the peacefulness of the scenery.
In addition, 93 percent believe future transportation projects should consider walkers and bicyclers as well as motor vehicles and 72 percent agree laws should require communities to build sidewalks and bike paths.
If they think they're in dangerous territory in Eugene, bicyclers should try walking on the streets and crossing intersections.
For example, the starting ceremony of "Mengniu Green Bicyclers to Beijing" -- a large bicycle volunteers' journey will be held on the opening ceremony of this exhibition.
Of course, it's also a place where you can get flashed by dozens of nude bicyclers who are protesting oil dependency.
The FlareAlert is also commonly used by bicyclers, boaters and campers as an emergency beacon.