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be like a fish out of water

to ​feelawkward because you are in a ​situation that you have not ​experienced before or because you are very different from the ​people around you
(Definition of be like a fish out of water from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “be like a fish out of water”
in Chinese (Simplified) 如鱼离水,在陌生环境不得其所…
in Chinese (Traditional) 如魚離水,在陌生環境不得其所…
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