a queer fish
Meaning: If someone's a queer fish, they are a bit strange and can sometimes behave in an unusual way.
- Your great grandfather was a queer fish, Johnny. He used to write funny poems and then he'd read them aloud to everyone on the train on his way to work.
- Some of the characters described as "queer fish" in old novels might be called "weirdos" these days.
People used to say Uncle Charlie was a queer fish because he