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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.
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Although the sanction has been lifted PT Wim Bicycle Industries, the country's largest producer, has not risked exporting bicyclers to Europe.
Cars were banned from the streets along the sides of the quais, leaving the Seine to strollers, bicyclers, skaters, and, yes, sunbathers.
He skipped past the picnickers practicing the polka and dodged a band of bicyclers racing toward the glade.
Walkers and bicyclers, baby strollers and vehicles share the highway.
Initially targeting hunters, fishermen, boaters, campers, backpackers, bicyclers and other outdoor recreation enthusiasts, the Sport Series radios operate on the General Mobile Radio Service frequencies in the UHF band, and are designed to provide clean, clear signals superior to those of other devices such as CB and 49MHz radios.
Our national parks host Sunday services for several religious denominations, as well as programs that draw equestrians, bicyclers, shutterbugs, even wine tasters.
I understand the dangers of leaves for bicyclers and for kids playing in street-side piles; I see the need to be proactive to prevent accidents regarding such.
Illustrated as the book's only character with a protruding nose, he mocks his own trips to the gym and his limited skill in maneuvering his bike through the thousands of other bicyclers on Shenzhen's streets.
By the time that store is exhausted, everyone would be out, and the highways would be safe for bicyclers.
By now, stories of bicyclers crossing the country - even if inspiring - have become less unusual than tie-dye in Eugene.
Hikers and bicyclers traverse the winding roads, adding to the peacefulness of the scenery.