like a fish out of water

like a fish out of water
Fig. appearing to be completely out of place; in a very awkward manner. •

Bob stood there in his rented tuxedo, looking like a fish out of water.

Whenever I am with your friends, I feel like a fish out of water. What on earth do you see in them—or me?

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See: FISH OUT OF WATER.

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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