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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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Even among college and university students, a demographic group potentially more likely than older adults to bicycle, the share of bicycling as a commute mode is quite low.
A commitment to bicycling benefits everyone in Eugene, because a bicycle-friendly city is a good place to live.
West Roosevelt, "A Doctor's View of Bicycling," Scribner's Magazine 17 (June 1895), 708-13.
1990 Standard for Protective Headgear for Use in Bicycling.
To double the percentage of all transportation trips made by bicycling and walking from 7.
Over one third (36%) of the students indicated that they had had a bicycling accident during the preceding year.
Bicycling's Buyer's Guide is the perfect place to start searching for your next bike, helping cyclists cut through the clutter to save time, money and find a bike that is truly rewarding," said Peter Flax, Bicycling editor-in-chief.
As an organization whose mission is to promote bicycling, we are pleased to see bicycling commute expenses now officially recognized as a commuting expense that qualifies for the transportation fringe benefit," said League of American Bicyclists Advocacy Director Walter P.
Since we created BikeTown three years ago, we've seen hundreds of lives markedly and positively changed through the simple gift of a bicycle," said Madden, who created the program for Bicycling in Portland, Maine in 2003; the program since then has given away more than 1,300 bikes in 26 U.
But it should not be a substitute for actual bicycling.
the authoritative source for trusted content in health and wellness around the world, announced today that five of its magazine titles, Men's Health, Prevention, Runner's World, Backpacker and Bicycling have received a total of eight 2006 National Magazine Award (NMA) nominations from the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME), the magazine industry's highest editorial honor.
Bicycling magazine Editor-In-Chief Steve Madden and Publisher Chris Lambiase announced today that the magazine will partner with the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation and the Kona Bicycle Company to expand internationally its acclaimed BikeTown program to the African nation of Botswana in Spring 2006.
Knight's bill would declare walking and bicycling next to the aqueduct a ``hazardous activity'' - as was declared last year for mountain biking in state parks - reducing the liability to the state if anyone is injured.
Bell Sports is the world's leading designer and marketer of helmets and accessories for bicycling and other active sports.
According to a recent article in Bicycling magazine, 54 percent of Americans live less than five miles from their work, yet only 1.