From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishout of placeout of placea)WRONG/UNSUITABLEnot suitable for a particular situation or occasionHe never seemed to feel out of place at social functions.The paintings looked strangely out of place.b)PLACEnot in the correct or usual positionThe kitchen was spotlessly clean, with nothing out of place. →place
Examples from the Corpus
out of place• Still, his philosophy of government would not have been out of place in the SovietCommunistera.• She says that it looks a bitout of place in Charlton Kings.• He's a bit out of place here.• We would therefore have felt out of place wearing business suits.• Oseary later attended Beverly Hills High, where he felt out of place among the richkids.• Look at that! You got all of my notesout of place!• Shakespeare in Love could seem out of place here-but it reinforces this process in other ways.• I felt totally out of place at Cindy's wedding.• A Yakut tribesman was out of place in Irkutsk.