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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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There's also the odd fish and octopus as well as Amanda's fish "picture".
Davies writes: "A person who never responded emotionally to music, although inclined to attribute expressiveness to music, would strike us as a very cold and odd fish indeed, and we might wonder whether this person really could appreciate and understand what she hears, even if she could provide technical descriptions of what happens in the work" (p.
On December 25, 1938, a trawler fishing off South Africa brought up an odd fish about 5 feet long.
Shore angling in general has been quite good before the wind came away and kept anglers indoors, even in the poor conditions the beaches, especially Blyth have fished quite well, with bags of up to 10lb and the odd fish to 6lb.
They enjoyed a day on the riverbank in the sunshine, got to row a boat for the first time and caught the odd fish.
Then on Tuesday evening, with a different party aboard, the same area produced nothing - just odd fish. This is obviously something to do with the tides.
Very few codling have shown from the open rocky shoreline with only the odd fish around 2lb
Ron Gibbs, from Caerphilly, just made it to first place after seven carp caught in the margins in the final hour boosted his catch to 70lb 8oz and put him just eight ounces ahead of Rob Dyer who had looked a likely winner after catching odd fish all day.
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.