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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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Neither fish nor fowl, it has never quite achieved the breakthrough many predicted.
This book is neither fish nor fowl. While its stated subject is the interplay between sprawling suburbs and the wildlife that those suburbs replace, it's just as much a collection of wildlife biologist DeStefano's reminiscences about his youth in a Boston suburb and about his decades working in wildlife conservation.
The strange 235-grain load was neither fish nor fowl, and it has been abandoned.
was the attempt to turn it into a gender-neutral property on TV, so it became "neither fish nor fowl."
poshim 'al shtey ha-se'ifim (1 Kings 18:21) is a biblical expression that lurks behind such efforts at satisfying mutually conflicting desires, our "neither fish nor fowl," for the two sorts of grammars are designed to satisfy different needs and not to be combined.
His words to EWEB: "I'd say you're neither fish nor fowl. We should either cut you loose or make you more a part of the city operation."
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. And when Palestinian claims come from a political party that is conveniently debased and hounded as "terrorist", they are discarded as extreme, "unrealistic", un-diplomatic or inconsonant with Quartet "principles".
The EAGLE looks like a big improvement over the M-203, which is neither fish nor fowl. The M-203 makes the C7 too heavy forward for accurate shooting as a rifle, and is bulky and awkward as a grenade launcher.
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.