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(just) like riding a bicycle

Easy to resume doing after a long break, as of a previously learned skill. I was shocked that I instinctually remembered how to knit after all these years. I guess it's like riding a bicycle. If you had a lot of swim lesson as a kid, I bet swimming will be just like riding a bicycle for you. I actually couldn't really ride a bike as an adult—I just couldn't get the balance part together. For me, riding a bike was not, in fact, just like riding a bicycle!
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(just) like riding a bike

Easy to resume doing after a long break, as of a previously learned skill. I was shocked that I instinctually remembered how to knit after all these years. I guess it's like riding a bike. If you had a lot of swim lesson as a kid, I bet swimming will be just like riding a bike for you. I actually couldn't really ride a bike as an adult—I just couldn't get the balance part together. For me, riding a bike was not, in fact, just like riding a bike!
See also: bike, like, riding

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.
See also: bicycle, fish, much, need, needs

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

the town bicycle

vulgar slang A promiscuous female. (A town's communal bicycle would be ridden by many people.) I'm not surprised he slept with Nicole. That girl's basically the town bicycle. Why am I the "town bicycle" when Jack, who—newsflash—has slept with twice as many people as me, is revered as a stud?
See also: bicycle, town

the village bicycle

vulgar slang A promiscuous female. (A village's communal bicycle would be ridden by many people.) I'm not surprised he slept with Nicole. That girl's basically the village bicycle. Why am I the "village bicycle" when Jack, who—newsflash—has slept with twice as many people as me, is revered as a stud?
See also: bicycle, village
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