FISH queue /n./ [acronym, 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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