(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.
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.
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.
Quite simply because his face doesn't fit with those who matter.
I like what Roy has to offer - but if his face doesn't fit why not look at master tacticians like Venables, Hoddle and Royle?
He said: "I don't think Ehiogu will go to Portugal this summer simply because his face doesn't fit with England.
First, he has the greatest respect for the gaffer, who has told him up front - "Unlike other managers who mess you around" - that his face doesn't fit.
But there has always been a question mark over Miller's fitness and he admits that may be why his face doesn't fit with Vogts, with not even a mention in the B squad.
A cleaner is disciplined, cleared and yet is still banned from the premises by a company that don't even employ him and who have decided that his face doesn't fit.
SPEAKING OUT Bellamy vents his frustration to the press yesterday SILENT TREATMENT Bellamy and Mancini are not on speaking terms HELL FOR BELL The Welsh striker claims his face doesn't fit at Eastlands
He's a better player than some of the players in the squadand perhaps his face doesn't fit.
Another Dane, Claus Thomsen fears his face doesn't fit in Howard Kendall's Everton regime.
He knows his face doesn't fit but you can't blame him for taking the PS95,000 a week he's entitled to.
The Dutch striker had 12 months left on his deal at the club, but his face doesn't fit under Jose Mourinho's new regime, and his intent to trim the first team squad.