Fish out of water


It is used to describe someone who is in an unfamiliar situation and not able to handle it very well.


She was like a fish out of water when she had to give a presentation in front of a large audience,

He was a fish out of water when he had to attend a formal dinner.


It is believed to have originated in the 13th century.


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