Fish Out of Water

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To feel uncomfortable and out of place while adjusting in a place or situation

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  • It is known to people for many years as to what could be the condition of fish if it is out of water? We know that water is a natural habitat of a fish.  It will find difficulty surviving out. So the idiom can be applied to people who are new, unfamiliar or unaccustomed to a certain place, situation or setting because they might feel themselves like “Fish out of water”.
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I understand Liza feels like a fish out of water as she is a new comer in the office, we should support and encourage her.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

Additional definitions for 'Fish Out of Water':

fish out of waterA person in unfamiliar, and often uncomfortable, surroundings.
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peixe fora d'água

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