out of place
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- (idiomatic) Not in the proper situation or arrangement, or inappropriate for the circumstances.
1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 12, in The Mirror and the Lamp:
- All this was extraordinarily distasteful to Churchill. […] Never before had he felt such repulsion when the vicar displayed his characteristic bluntness or coarseness of speech. In the present connexion—or rather as a transition from the subject that started their conversation—such talk had been distressingly out of place.
- She comes in out of the storm with not a hair out of place. Amongst all those horsey people I felt quite out of place.