Most Popular Idioms List

Index of Common Phrases = Today's English Idioms and Phrases

Today's Idiom = "Out Of Your Element"
 Send Me The GoEnglish Weekly Preview of English Idioms 

Out Of Your Element ( in an uncomfortable situation ... )

"Out Of Your Element"

To be out of your element is to be uncomfortable with your environment. People usually don't perform well when they are out of their element.

Example: "I often feel out of my element when traveling in a non-English speaking country."

A person is also out of their element when they are trying to do something that they are not good at doing.

Example: "He is a great tennis player on the hard courts, but he is out of his element on grass."

Out Of The Frying Pan (And Into The Fire)

Over My Head

Pocket English Idioms by

  Send Me The GoEnglish Weekly Preview of English Idioms  
 Your e-mail address:
 Any question or comment: teaches the meaning of English idioms and phrases. For native and non-native English speakers of all ages. To start (or stop) receiving the Weekly Preview of English Idioms at any time please enter your name in the form above or send an email to Subscribe<at> (or Unsubscribe<at> We always respect your privacy by never sharing an email address. All content is copyrighted by, illustrations by Rita Tseng, written by Adam Sullivan. Adam is an experienced English teacher with a degree in English from Cornell University.  Your questions are welcome. Thanks, Adam<at>

Link to this page:
<a href="">
"Out Of Your Element" at</a>