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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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The result is a movie that Variety critic John Anderson noted "is neither fish nor fowl, not quite faithful to the show, but not quite bringing it into the 21st century either.
His words to EWEB: "I'd say you're neither fish nor fowl.
Palestinian laws and legal arguments issued from their putative Legislative Council have zero weight in such a context, because the international legal status of the Palestinian Authority is neither fish nor fowl.
The EAGLE looks like a big improvement over the M-203, which is neither fish nor fowl.
Neither fish nor fowl, he had all the makings of an anarchist.
If he tries to be all things to all people and presents a political philosophy that is neither fish nor fowl, his ability to lead the party after the election will be called into question.
What he did at the Post, where he tried to rebuild not only the newspaper, but all of journalism, into a strange conglomerate that was neither fish nor fowl.
It is easy to be cynical, but basically a second-rate Assembly without powers to raise its own taxes or to pass meaningful legislation is neither fish nor fowl.