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Fish

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It is neither fish, flesh, nor fowl; or Neither fish, flesh, nor good red herring. Not fish (food for the monk), not flesh (food for the people generally), nor yet red herring (food for paupers). Suitable to no class of people; fit for neither one thing nor another.

Fish comes first because in the Middle Ages the clergy took precedence of the laity.

“She would be a betwixt-and-between … . neither fish nor fowl.”—Mrs. Lynn Linton.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Firm as a Rock
First-class Hard Labour
First-fruits
First Water
First Gentleman of Europe
First Grenadier of France
First Stroke is Half the Battle
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Fish-day (A) [jour maigre]
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Fish and Flesh
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Fisher of Souls (The great)
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