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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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Trek pioneered the manufacturing of carbon bicycles in the 1990s, and today continues to build on its tradition of leadership in the industry, applying the same technology used in aerospace and Formula One racing to create the finest bikes for every kind of rider.
Nevertheless, the clearance requirement of bicycles is also not invariable as it can be confirmed from many phenomena in reality, such as a bicycle's frequent tendency to move closer to a slower one than a faster one and the constant adaptation of a bicycle's speed affected by the effective route width ahead of it.
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The development of the bicycle occurred over a period of around 70 years and yet, throughout that period, cyclists had no legal right to use the roads or walkways," he said.
com)-- Increasing concern for environmental issues and government pressure to reduce carbon emissions are expected to drive the bicycle industry in the future.
The study suggests that creating demarcated bicycles lanes and removing automobile parking from bicycle paths (typically roadway edges in absence of bicycle lanes) would encourage more bicycling among students.
He said that soaring oil prices will stimulate the purchase of bicycles, as growing numbers of people would use bicycles as transportation vehicles between MRT stations and their homes or destinations.
In addition to the law, the NPA has five rules governing the use of bicycles that are not well known or often ignored: Bicycles on roads must keep to the left; on sidewalks pedestrians have priority over bicycles, on sidewalks bicycles must stay to the side closest to the road; and children must wear helmets when riding bicycles.
Action Bikes will be marketing and selling Huffy Bicycles pan India by focusing on product innovations, in-depth partnership with dealers and mass market retailers and targeted strategies.
The second section details the experience of a few daring women who rode bicycles in public.
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THE UNITED STATES, which has lagged far behind Europe in developing diversified urban transport systems, is being swept by a "complete streets" movement, an effort to ensure that streets are friendly to pedestrians and bicycles as well as to cars.