queer fish


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queer fish

Someone who is very strange. Primarily heard in UK. Everyone could tell he was a queer fish as soon as he walked into the party with his mismatched clothing.
See also: fish, queer

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

queer fish

n. a strange person; an aloof person. She’s a bit odd. Sort of a queer fish.
See also: fish, queer
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Most of the lads have got you down as a bit of a queer fish...
Now, seeing as this column, along with many others, has been urging RFC to assemble a proper website instead of inhabiting a dusty bit of cupboard space at the BHA, it feels a bit off to criticise it in any way whatsoever - but no-one could deny this is a queer fish.
Spencer, as Francis describes him, was certainly a queer fish: "unable to experience love" out of fear that such a passion would "cause the reemergence" of his father's "aggression towards women", able to sympathize only with the sufferings of far-off people, a hypochondriac who believed sex to be "debilitating" and unpleasant and was appalled by the modern "work ethic" and disdainful of social proprieties as "among the greatest" evils, and who wrote his Autobiography as "an act of expiation" to warn others against suffering his own unhappy fate.
Queer Fish: Christian Unreason from Darwin to Derrida.
Public joint-declarations are queer fish and the committees that excogitate them queerer still.
He's a full-blown, no-holds-barred, lock-stock-and-barrel queer fish.