(one's) face doesn't fit

(one's) face doesn't fit

One's physical appearance or behavior is not well-suited for a specific job or task. That girl's pretty enough, but her face just doesn't fit for a couture ad campaign. No, I don't like him for the role—his face just doesn't fit. He's too edgy to be our leading man. If you're going to pursue modeling as a career, get ready to hear things like, "Sorry, but your face just doesn't fit" over and over again.
See also: face, fit
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

your/somebody’s ˈface doesn’t fit

used to say that somebody will not get a particular job or position because they do not have the appearance, personality, etc. that the employer wants, even when this should not be important: It doesn’t matter how qualified you are, if your face doesn’t fit, you don’t stand a chance.
See also: face, fit
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017
See also:
Full browser ?