not be cut out for sth

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not be cut out for sth [idiom]

not to be the right kind of person for something

not be cut out for sth - برای این کار درست نشده است

برای انجام کاری مناسب نبودن


I loved karate and I took some course but I wasn’t good at that. It seems I wasn’t cut for karate.

کاراته رو خیلی دوست داشتم و در کلاسش شرکت کردم ولی خوب کار نمیکردم. مثل اینکه برای این کار ساخته نشده بودم.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English

be cut out for something ( also be cut out to be something ) [ usually in questions and negatives ] to have the qualities that you need for a particular job or activity :

In the end, I decided I wasn’t cut out for the army.

Are you sure you’re really cut out to be a teacher?

Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

be ˌcut ˈout for sth | be ˌcut ˈout to be sth ( informal ) to have the qualities and abilities needed for sth

He's not cut out for teaching.

He's not cut out to be a teacher.

Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary

Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary - 4th Edition

not be cut out for sth

C2 to not be the right type of person for something:

I'm not cut out for an office job.

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cut out

  1. (idiomatic) Well suited; appropriate; fit for a particular activity or purpose.

    I'm not really cut out for camping outdoors. I'm allergic to mosquito bites.

    We've got our work cut out for us.

Usage notes

Most commonly found in negative constructions, such as "not cut out for ...".

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