queer fish


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queer fish

Someone who is very strange. Primarily heard in UK. Everyone could tell he was a queer fish as soon as he walked into the party with his mismatched clothing.
See also: fish, queer

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

queer fish

n. a strange person; an aloof person. She’s a bit odd. Sort of a queer fish.
See also: fish, queer
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Now, seeing as this column, along with many others, has been urging RFC to assemble a proper website instead of inhabiting a dusty bit of cupboard space at the BHA, it feels a bit off to criticise it in any way whatsoever - but no-one could deny this is a queer fish.
In particular, Schad's ability to read texts closely and appreciate the multivocality of language help make Queer Fish one of the most exciting and imaginative contributions to the field of religion and literature for some time.
In the next chapter of Queer Fish, on "Stations: Freud's Christian Trains of Thought," Schad turns to Freud's analogy of associations and ambiguous words acting like points at a junction, or trains of thought, before proceeding to disclose some of the "accidents of religious meaning" (50) one finds in Freud.
He's a full-blown, no-holds-barred, lock-stock-and-barrel queer fish.