FISH queue

FISH queue

(humour)
(By analogy with FIFO - first-in, first-out) first in, still here.

A joking way of pointing out that processing of a particular sequence of events or requests has stopped dead. Also "FISH mode" and "FISHnet"; the latter may be applied to any network that is running really slowly or exhibiting extreme flakiness.
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Joined the fish queue - behind woman buying enough mackerel to stock a restaurant, then wanted them filleted.
And when I bumped into Snow White, Tinkerbell and the Tooth Fairy in the fish queue at ASDA we had a good old chat about how you celebrities are just like the rest of us normal mums