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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.
See also: bicycle, fish, like, need, needs
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Many officers have become bicycle enthusiasts and have altered their lifestyles to include more exercise and healthy eating habits.
Until recently, the cost to replace or repair failed bicycle parts was the responsibility of the bicycle owner.
Lo also praised the benefits brought by ECFA to the local bicycle industry, saying that the island imported some 560,000 assembled bikes from China in 2010, and some 500,000 units in 2011.
Rather than getting tired of riding an ordinary bicycle, I would like to run easily even if it means paying additional money,'' she said.
Surveillance camera photos show the robber pedaling a BMX-style bicycle up to the bank, walking inside and going to a counter.
The critical thing is to make it convenient for bicycle riders, so as to maintain the culture of bicycle usage.
We have moved the conversation from bicycle helmet use to bicycle safety," said Dr.
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In one case, a man picked up the bicycle and put it in the back of his pickup truck.
If a bicycle is being stolen, a Secom security guard will rush to the spot on the bike owner's request.
Since mountain bikes first made a splash over 10 years ago, bicycles have generally become lighter in weight and more utilitarian.
1 bicycle show in terms of design, quality, and material.
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The group, tentatively called the "Diet members' League for Promoting Bicycle Use," is headed by House of Representatives member Takashi Kosugi.
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Taiwan's bicycle industry has developed over 50 years and has experienced different periods of growth, from accessory item production, export expansion, industry transformation and upgrading, internationalization, to become the current "high-end bicycle kingdom.