like a fish out of water

out of its place, not in its element, out of its natural surroundings

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • like a fish out of water — See: FISH OUT OF WATER …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • like a fish out of water — See: FISH OUT OF WATER …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • like\ a\ fish\ out\ of\ water — See: fish out of water …   Словарь американских идиом

  • like a fish out of water — completely unfamiliar with a situation causing discomfort …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • fish out of water — {n. phr.} A person who is out of his proper place in life; someone who does not fit in. * /Because Ed could not swim, he felt like a fish out of water at the beach./ * /She was the only girl at the party not in a formal dress and she felt like a… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fish out of water — {n. phr.} A person who is out of his proper place in life; someone who does not fit in. * /Because Ed could not swim, he felt like a fish out of water at the beach./ * /She was the only girl at the party not in a formal dress and she felt like a… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fish\ out\ of\ water — n. phr. A person who is out of his proper place in life; someone who does not fit in. Because Ed could not swim, he felt like a fish out of water at the beach. She was the only girl at the party not in a formal dress and she felt like a fish out… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • a fish out of water — A person in an unaccustomed, unsuitable situation which makes him or her ill at ease • • • Main Entry: ↑fish * * * a person in a completely unsuitable environment or situation * * * a fish out of water : a person who is in a place or situation… …   Useful english dictionary

  • fish — fishless, adj. /fish/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) fish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) fishes, v. n. 1. any of various cold blooded, aquatic vertebrates, having gills, commonly fins, and typically an elongated body covered with …   Universalium

  • fish quotations — an arbitrary selection follows and also includes proverbs, rhymes, fragments of show tunes, and ditties (as Q lacks piscine entries). Some other proverbs appear in the letter files: 1 Anaximander says that men were first produced in fishes, and… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • fish — fish1 W1S2 [fıʃ] n plural fish or fishes [: Old English; Origin: fisc; related to Pisces] 1.) an animal that lives in water, and uses its ↑fins and tail to swim ▪ Ronny caught three huge fish this afternoon. ▪ Over 1,500 different specie …   Dictionary of contemporary English


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