(as) queer as a three-dollar bill

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(as) queer as a three-dollar bill

1. Fake or illegitimate. This contract is queer as a three-dollar bill—there's no way they're offering us this much money without some sort of catch. I wouldn't trust Nelle, that girl is as queer as a three-dollar bill.
2. Overtly or flamboyantly homosexual. Offensive when used pejoratively. Sarah, he's as queer as a three-dollar bill—do not ask him out on a date.
See also: bill, queer

(as) queer as a three-dollar bill

1. Go to (as) phony as a three-dollar bill.
2. mod. definitely or obviously homosexual. (Usually objectionable.) That guy is as queer as a three-dollar bill.
See also: bill, queer

as queer as a three-dollar bill

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queer as a three-dollar bill

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queer as a three-dollar bill

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queer as a three-dollar bill

Phoney. The adjective queer means not only strange and, in modern slang, homosexual, but it also long meant counterfeit. Although this last meaning has not survived, the cliché here preserves it. There has never actually been a three-dollar bill. The expression dates from the late nineteenth century, although queer for “counterfeit” dates back as far as 1740.
See also: bill, queer