be like a fish out of water

to feel awkward because you are not familiar with a situation or because you are very different from the people around you.

All the other children in the school had rich, middle-class parents, and she was beginning to feel like a fish out of water.


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  • like a fish out of water — See: FISH OUT OF WATER …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • like a fish out of water — See: FISH OUT OF WATER …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • like a fish out of water — If someone feels like a fish out of water, they are very uncomfortable in the situation they are in …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • like a fish out of water —    If someone feels like a fish out of water, they are very uncomfortable in the situation they are in.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Like a fish out of water —   If someone feels like a fish out of water, they are very uncomfortable in the situation they are in …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • like\ a\ fish\ out\ of\ water — See: fish out of water …   Словарь американских идиом

  • like a fish out of water — out of its place, not in its element, out of its natural surroundings …   English contemporary dictionary

  • like a fish out of water — completely unfamiliar with a situation causing discomfort …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • feel like a fish out of water — have the feeling that one is out of place …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fish out of water — If you are placed in a situation that is completely new to you and confuses you, you are like a fish out of water …   The small dictionary of idiomes

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