FISH


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FISH

An abbreviation for "first in, still here." The term is a tongue-in-cheek reference to the first in, first out accounting method. It refers to a company that keeps its inventory for a long time, often because of poor sales. Ultimately, this may render inventory obsolete. A company dealing with FISH may be in or near financial trouble.
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But,' replied the husband, 'the fish cannot make you pope.
Husband, go to the fish and tell him I must be lord of the sun and moon.
So, eventually, he made one final arrangement with himself, which he has religiously held to ever since, and that was to count each fish that he caught as ten, and to assume ten to begin with.
They said they would consider the idea if the number were doubled, and each fish counted as twenty.
I must admit that a Marionette fish is, for me, an entirely new kind of fish.
One basket out of every three of corn was theirs, one fish out of every three, one goat out of every three.
Such a fish is the sturgeon, which goes rooting along like a pig, and indeed is often called "pig-fish.
Salters, you pitch your fish in naow at once," he said in the tone of authority.
But the early man catches the fish," replied the old man, gruffly.
Now, any one of the fish that I have named is fit to set before a king.
But in brief, they are these: lungs and warm blood; whereas, all other fish are lungless and cold blooded.
In drawing them in he again felt a great weight, so that he thought they were full of fish.