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- phrase idiomatic
Unsuitablefor anyone or anything; unfitfor any purpose.
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The three foods are metonyms for those things suitable to each of a Mediæval society’s classes of people; fish represents the clergy, flesh represents commoners, whilst red herring represents paupers; the three classes are simplistically regarded as exhaustive.
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