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square peg (in a round hole)

informal
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.
Translations of “square peg (in a round hole)”
in Chinese (Traditional) 不適其所者, 方枘圓鑿, 不適合的人選…
in Chinese (Simplified) 用非所长者, 方枘圆凿…
(Definition of square peg (in a round hole) from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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