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Queer Fish

What Does "Queer Fish" Mean?

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"Queer fish" is an English idiom. It means "an odd or eccentric person."

Examples in Sentences

Here are three examples of the idiom "queer fish" used in a sentence:
  • He's a bit of a queer fish, always collecting those strange trinkets.
  • She might seem like a queer fish, but she's very kind-hearted.
  • The old man down the street is quite the queer fish, always talking to his plants.
meaning for queer fish

What Is an Idiom?

An idiom is a commonly used expression whose meaning does not relate to the literal meaning of its words. In other words, if you were to translate "Queer Fish" word for word, there is no guarantee the translation would help you to understand the meaning.

An idiom often includes a cultural or historical context that makes it difficult for non-native English speakers to understand. A phrase is classified as an idiom when a direct translation of the words does not reveal the meaning. Most idioms rely on shared knowledge or experiences known only to a specific community.

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