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    "Do you truly think Jeanine is fish-faced?
    "Absolutely. And believe me, I've had enough experience with ladies to know fish-faced when I see it"

    What does fish-faced mean?
    Why he said "to know fish-faced when I see it" instead of to know a fish faced.....?
    Thanks a lot.

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    Default Re: fish-faced

    Here's a picture of a girl who might be unkindly described as fish-faced:

    Google

    He's saying he has seen a lot of women with a face like that.

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    Thanks Rover.
    I was asking shouldn't there an 'a' before fish faced because it's not defined.
    He said "to know fish faced when I see it"

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    Default Re: fish-faced

    It's becoming more and more common for people to use adjectives as nouns in informal, casual conversation like this.

    'This climb will be very scary.'
    'No problem - I can do scary.'

    'Some of these people are stupid.'
    'I can cope with stupid.'

    'This salesman can be very pushy.'
    'Don't worry; I know pushy when I see it.'

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