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queer duck

A rather unusual, strange, eccentric, or peculiar person. His new girlfriend is nice enough, but she's a bit of a queer duck, don't you think?
See also: duck, queer

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

queer bashing

slang The act of attacking someone, either physically or verbally, for being homosexual. Primarily heard in UK. How can people say such hurtful things? This queer bashing has got to stop!
See also: bash, queer

queer in the attic

slang Mentally impaired, either due to stupidity or intoxication. In this phrase, "attic" is used as a synonym for "one's mind." I have no idea what I told you last night—I'd been at the pub for a while before you got there, so I was a little queer in the attic. Is he queer in the attic? How could he make such a reckless decision?
See also: attic, queer

queer for something

Inf. in the mood for something; desiring something. (Old.) I'm queer for a beer right now. She's queer for him because of his money.
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a queer fish

  (British old-fashioned)
a strange person I knew his father and he was a queer fish too.
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be in Queer Street

  (British old-fashioned, humorous)
to owe a lot of money to other people Now don't you go doing anything that'll land you in Queer Street!
See also: queer, street

queer somebody's pitch

  (British & Australian)
to spoil someone's chances of doing something She queered my pitch by asking for promotion before I did.
See also: pitch, queer

(as) phony as a three-dollar bill

and (as) queer as a three-dollar bill
mod. phony; bogus. The whole deal stinks. It’s as queer as a three-dollar bill. Stay away from him. He’s phony as a three-dollar bill.
See also: bill, phony

as queer as a three-dollar bill

verb
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queer as a three-dollar bill

verb
See also: bill, queer

(as) queer as a three-dollar bill

1. Go to (as) phony as a three-dollar bill.
2. mod. definitely or obviously homosexual. (Usually objectionable.) That guy is as queer as a three-dollar bill.
See also: bill, queer

queer as a three-dollar bill

verb
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queer

1. mod. counterfeit. I don’t want any queer money.
2. n. illicit liquor, especially whiskey. (Prohibition era.) This isn’t queer; it’s left over from before prohibition.
3. mod. alcohol intoxicated.  After a glass or two, he got a little queer.
4. tv. to spoil something. Please don’t queer the deal.
5. mod. homosexual. (Rude and derogatory. But now in wider use in a positive sense.) She doesn’t like being called queer.
6. n. a homosexual male, occasionally a female. (Rude and derogatory. But now in wider use in a positive sense.) Tell that queer to stop following me.

queer fish

n. a strange person; an aloof person. She’s a bit odd. Sort of a queer fish.
See also: fish, queer

queer for something

mod. in the mood for something; desiring something. She’s queer for him because of his money.
See also: queer

queer-beer

1. n. bad beer; beer of low alcohol content. I hate this queer-beer. Get out the good stuff.
2. n. any strange person. (Also a term of address.) What does that queer-beer think he’s doing?
3. mod. having to do with homosexuals; homosexual. (Usually derogatory. Resented by homosexuals.) I won’t wear that queer-beer outfit!
4. n. a homosexual male, possibly a female. (See sense 3) They say she’s a queer-beer.

queered

mod. alcohol intoxicated. (In the sense made bogus.) How can anybody get so queered on two beers?
See also: queer

Queer Street

Shaky on one's feet. This British phrase originally meant to have fallen on hard financial times. It was appropriated by the American prizefighting community to describe a boxer who, having been knocked down, stands up slowly, and wobbles on rubbery legs while wondering, “Who am I and where am I?”—such a pug is on Queer Street.
See also: queer, street
References in classic literature ?
He would no longer be queer and would make friends.
I turned with my heart in my mouth, and saw a queer little ape-like figure, its head held down in a peculiar manner, running across the sunlit space behind me.
The mists had rolled up more thickly than ever and the queer little structure was almost invisible.
When I found myself with them, and the situation dawned on me, up rose my queer man-pride.
I suppose when the chains are struck off a prisoner he'd feel queer and lost without them for a while.
Into his left side was thrust the queer dagger that they had picked up in the garden, and his limp hand still rested on the hilt.
My friend," he said at length, "this is a very queer case.
A boy's appetite grows very fast, and in a few moments the queer, empty feeling had become hunger, and the hunger grew bigger and bigger, until soon he was as ravenous as a bear.
But still it's queer to me, just as at this moment it seems queer to me that we country folks try to get our meals over as soon as we can, so as to be ready for our work, while here are we trying to drag out our meal as long as possible, and with that object eating oysters.
There are times when men may be won with the wine of song, so queer they are.
It WAS a queer fancy,' rejoined the other, breathing on his fictitious nose, and polishing it with the cuff of his coat, 'but he was a queer subject altogether--a kind of gipsy--one of the finest, stand-up men, you ever see.
Of any other queer chair, Tom would only have thought it was a queer chair, and there would have been an end of the matter; but there was something about this particular chair, and yet he couldn't tell what it was, so odd and so unlike any other piece of furniture he had ever seen, that it seemed to fascinate him.
In about half an hour, Tom woke up with a start, from a confused dream of tall men and tumblers of punch; and the first object that presented itself to his waking imagination was the queer chair.
You never saw Yap; he's a queer little dog,--nobody cares about him but Tom and me.
Philip was often peevish and contemptuous; and Tom's more specific and kindly impressions gradually melted into the old background of suspicion and dislike toward him as a queer fellow, a humpback, and the son of a rogue.