queer fish


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queer fish

n
informal Brit an eccentric or odd person
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To these people, native and European, he was a queer fish, but they were used to queer fish, and they took him for granted; the world was full of odd persons, who did odd things; and perhaps they knew that a man is not what he wants to be, but what he must be.
Then, encouraged by this evidence of laxity in his officer, made bold to add, "A queer fish, sir.
It was the dead of night when Maguire first took us to his house; it was at the Imperial Boxing Club we met him; and you meet queer fish at the Imperial Boxing Club.