The British Idiom – Fish out of water
Definition of Fish out of water
When we feel we are in a situation that we cannot deal with because we don’t have the skills, knowledge or experience, we say that we feel like a fish out of water.
Examples of Usage of Fish out of water
My first day in my new job was awful. I knew nothing about sales and I was like a fish out of water. In the 12 years I was a police officer, I never once felt that I was anything other than a fish out of water. I thought that one day they would realise that I was there under false pretences.
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