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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Most of the lads have got you down as a bit of a queer fish.
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.
Public joint-declarations are queer fish and the committees that excogitate them queerer still.
He's a full-blown, no-holds-barred, lock-stock-and-barrel queer fish.