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Loose Fish (A)

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A dissipated man. We also speak of a “queer fish,” and the word “fishy” means of very doubtful character. A loose fish is one that has made its way out of the net; and applied to man it means one who has thrown off moral restraint.

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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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Look One Way and Row Another (To)
Look through Blue Glasses or Coloured Spectacles
Lookers-on
Looking Back
Looking-glass
Loom
Loony or Luny
Loophole
Loose
Loose-coat Field
Loose Fish (A)
Loose-girt Boy (The)
Loose-strife
Lorbrulgrud
Lord
Lord
Lord Burleigh
Lord Fanny
Lord Foppington
Lord, Lady
Lord Lovel

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