out of one's element

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Definition of out of one's element

: in a place or situation that is not suitable to a person I tried living in the city, but I was/felt out of my element there.

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“Out of one's element.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/out%20of%20one%27s%20element. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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