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dead-fish

modifier

Limp; lifeless; unresponsive: This yacht gives no sensory return. It's like getting a dead-fish handshake (1980s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • Robbin-Steele paid him a reluctant compliment and let a gleam of appreciation flicker in his dead-fish eyes.

    Poor Man's Rock Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • I gripped his hand warmly, though I had intended to give him a dead-fish sort of shake.

    The Range Dwellers B. M. Bower

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