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A person in a completely unsuitable environment or situation:‘senior bankers are fish out of water when it comes to international lending’
- ‘‘I find acting nerve-racking and I feel like a fish out of water,’ he says.’
- ‘She's very much a fish out of water and she's trying to manage a personal life as well as be good at her job.’
- ‘Just last week he was a fish out of water who had made a disastrous career move that saw his legacy as one of England's greatest ever strikers in tatters at departures.’
- ‘In the city he is a fish out of water with absolutely no sense of direction.’
- ‘I've felt like a fish out of water, being cut off from the internet.’
- ‘I might be a fish out of water, but I reckon I've heard them all.’
- ‘I'll be a fish out of water there, I'm sure, but it will be a view of the community I have not had yet.’
- ‘Lenny is a tender soul, which makes him a fish out of water in his world.’
- ‘‘I've always been a fish out of water, never accepted,’ he says.’
- ‘Without the Army, big Stan was a fish out of water.’
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