out of one's element

Definition of out of one's element

  1. :  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.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  in a direction away from the inside or center

    :  outside

    :  from among others

  1. :  eject, oust

    :  to identify publicly as being such secretly

    :  to identify as being a closet homosexual

  1. : used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. :  situated outside :  external

    :  out-of-bounds

    :  situated at a distance :  outlying

  1. :  outside

    :  one who is out of office or power or on the outside

    :  an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

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  1. :  any of the four substances air, water, fire, and earth formerly believed to compose the physical universe

    :  weather conditions

    :  violent or severe weather


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