Meaning of “square peg (in a round hole)” in the English Dictionary


"square peg (in a round hole)" in English

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square peg (in a round hole)


a person whose character makes them unsuitable for the job or other position they are in:

He never quite fitted in when he was working here - he was always a bit of a square peg.

(Definition of “square peg (in a round hole)” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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