(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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I would love to be asked to sit down with the likes of Jarlath Burns, Eugene McGee and anyone else of influence who defends the black card but I know it won't happen because my face doesn't fit.
It's difficult as I'm not just a player, I'm a fan and I'm frustrated because I want to be there but at the moment my face doesn't fit.
I thought then my face doesn't fit with the new manager and felt in my own mind it was time to move on.
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.
And if the manager is going to let the fans pick the team, then it is going to be a tough job for me because obviously my face doesn't fit for one reason or another.
It seems to me that my face doesn't fit any more and I am very bitter about it.
I think they may have done it because my face doesn't fit any more and they wanted cheaper casual staff in.
I had a tear in my eye watching My Face Doesn't Fit, about people dealing with disfiguring diseases.
The ex- Love Street goalie said last night: "I was quite happy under Jimmy Nicholl, but since he left my face doesn't fit.
I hope we've got 20 more years - otherwise, what's the point of earning all of this money if I drop dead the moment my face doesn't fit any more?
I believe I'm playing well enough to be in contention but it seems my face doesn't fit.