be like a fish out of water

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be like a fish out of water

To feel uncomfortable in a new environment. When Carla transferred to a new school, she was like a fish out of water because she didn't know anyone there. Marie was like a fish out of water when she assumed a manger position at the company where she had worked as a clerk for so long.
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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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