(one's) face doesn't fit

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(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.
See also: face, fit

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
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If his face doesn't fit with their plans, she will need to w give him the chop.
Martin was told by commissioner Tom McDonald his "services are no longer required" because his face doesn't fit.
Sometimes it doesn't work or your face doesn't fit for whatever reason and that seems to be what has happened.
Many people would never imagine the range Of techniques they can use to drive you to despair 'Invisibly', just because your face doesn't fit, Self-seeking empire-builders are found everywhere.
For me, he's a big part of the team, and from the outside you'd have to say it must be his face doesn't fit or something isn't quite right.
Sometimes your face doesn't fit at a club, or you can be part of a particularly exceptional group, or your status just comes down to a couple of opinions.
Rushworth would offer something and if the argument is his face doesn't fit or that he somehow lacks the 'X Factor' to play Ashes cricket I just don't buy it.
If a coach thinks your face doesn't fit and she doesn't want to pick you, it's completely out of your control.
Sometimes your face doesn't fit, or there's too much competition around, and you need to make the right decision to suit yourself and suit your game.
When somebody tells you they don't think you're good enough, that your face doesn't fit, you don't just roll over.
Mike Nattrass, who has represented the West Midlands as an MEP since 2004, told the Birmingham Mail: "I'm not going to just walk away because some prat has decided my face doesn't fit.
Neither is locking up people whose face doesn't fit.