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A phrase used to describe someone who is out of place or does not belong in a specific situation, setting or group. Not cool. Not able to understand a subject or group because you are unfamiliar with it's nuances. This phrase was made popular by the film "The Big Lebowski".
When a white dude says nigga, he is out of his element.

When the gayest dude you know starts talking about macking on honeys, he is out of his element.

When your little brother tries to borrow your ride so he can act like it's his, he is out of his element.

You're out of your element, Donny!
by Flip Schitz February 07, 2007
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A phrase used to describe a person who is out of his or her mind, in other words crazy
"I can't believe you just did that, you are out of your element"
by Teb9494 October 19, 2007
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Contrary to popular belief, the idiom "out of one's element" expresses one's or another person's discomfort when feeling out of place and NOT the other way around. Ironically, someone who says "out of their element" in the latter sense is, according to him, out of HIS element (he is intending to call someone out when in reality he is exposing the fact he doesn't know how to use that phrase properly).
"Your out of your element, dog!"
"No, I'm out of line."
"Huh?"
by smarfling March 15, 2018
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