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The meaning of "a fish out of water"

" A fish out of water "
Meaning:
Someone in an unfamiliar circumstance.
Example:
He’s a fine golfer but in this dance competition he’s a fish out of water.
Where did it originate?:
Britain - 17th century.
Where is it used?:
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