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odd fish

Someone deemed strange by others. No, I didn't invite Joey—he's an odd fish, if you ask me. You can't say weird stuff like that, unless you want everyone else to think you're an odd fish.
See also: fish, odd

an ˌodd/a ˌqueer ˈfish

(old-fashioned, British English) a strange person: He’s an odd fish. He’s got a lot of very strange ideas.
See also: fish, odd, queer
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Read in its proper context, what Davies is saying is that someone who never feels happy when listening to happy music, or melancholy when listening to melancholy music "would strike us as a very cold and odd fish indeed"--lacking in full understanding and appreciation of what he heard.
when he denied it, I believed him RICHARD MADELEY ON SHAMED HOST STUART HALL "Weatherman Fred Talbot was an odd fish and socially awkward RICHARD ON TV'S FRED WHO ABUSED BOYS AS TEACHER "He was known to be a real s*** and I was glad to hear that he was found out RICHARD ON TRUTH EMERGING ABOUT SIR CLEMENT FREUD
There are reports already of the odd fish being taken in upper beats of the Tay and Spey.
Wayne had landed a couple of good chub plus some perch on the waggler and was also picking up odd fish on the straight lead going into the last hour.
Fisheries officer Emma Barton said that the odd fish was probably dumped after growing too big for an aquarium.
Every August, competitors armed with flippers, a snorkel and a quirky sense of humour, try to swim 120 yards beneath the surface of a water channel thick with reeds, newt and the odd fish.
Few took the odd fish "for the pot" but instead relieved the river of hefty quantities of blueback salmon and sewin.
However, if we topped up with joker in soil, there was no cloud and the odd fish would go to the bottom to get the joker, and be properly hooked.
At Keele Christian Union I came across some odd fish who challenged me to read the New Testament afresh,' he said.
She supplied the odd fish supper, a lift here and there and - courtesy of her job as an air stewardess - the odd free exotic holiday.
THE wrecks are not fishing the way they should be for this time of year with charter and private boats only taking the odd fish from them.
Rhymney AS members also had to struggled for the odd fish on a cold and clear River Wye at Llanstephan.
There's always the chance of better cod fishing after dark and the odd fish to 6lb is still being reported
The vast amount of ghillies are against legally enforceable catch and release, fearing with much justification it would result in fewer and fewer anglers coming to fish the river because they weren't allowed to take the odd fish home.
No room for people like me who don't beat themselves up over the odd fish 'n' chip supper