(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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Ed Miliband would save thousands of pounds for singles or couples scrimping and saving to purchase a place of their own while protecting tenants from Rachman landlords who bump up rents or kick them out if their faces don't fit.
Some may continue to believe that they can make it at the club but if their faces don't fit, they need to get out, re-assess their ability and take a step down or sideways in order to find their level.
Leading specialist correspondents on health, home affairs, science, education and the environment will no longer appear in main evening news programmes because their faces don't fit.
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