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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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Sometimes it doesn't work or your face doesn't fit for whatever reason and that seems to be what has happened.
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.
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.
If your face doesn't fit now and people don't like you.
It seems that it doesn't matter if you're a famous author or work in a factory: if your face doesn't fit any more, that's it.
I understand it can still be a bit lively in the Bigg Market if your face doesn't fit, but Newcastle are rightly considered one of England's superpowers, proud of the way they have rebuilt their club.
When he left, I never really got a look-in under John Hendrie, and you soon know when your face doesn't fit.
Sometimes your face doesn't fit, so it's onwards and upwards for me.
Sometimes your face doesn't fit but with the new manager coming in I've been given more of a chance and it's a great opportunity for me.
I was playing well, I was fit, I was scoring goals - but, as soon as your face doesn't fit, you are out.