odd/queer fish

Definition of odd/queer fish

British, informal

  1. :  a strange or unusual person She's really quite an odd fish.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  being without a corresponding (see corresponding 1) mate

    :  left over after others are paired or grouped

    :  separated from a set or series

  1. :  worthless, counterfeit

    :  questionable, suspicious

    :  differing in some odd way from what is usual or normal

  1. :  to spoil the effect or success of

    :  to put or get into an embarrassing or disadvantageous situation

  1. :  one that is queer

  1. :  any of numerous cold-blooded strictly aquatic craniate vertebrates that include the bony fishes and usually the cartilaginous and jawless fishes and that have typically an elongated somewhat spindle-shaped body terminating in a broad caudal (see caudal 2) fin, limbs in the form of fins when present at all, and a 2-chambered heart by which blood is sent through thoracic gills to be oxygenated

    :  the flesh of fish used as food

    :  a person who is caught or is wanted (as in a criminal investigation)

  1. :  to attempt to catch fish

    :  to seek something by roundabout means

    :  to search for something underwater

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to cast off or become cast off

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