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bihunsedap
Posted: Friday, September 08, 2017 10:52:51 PM

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The hole is triangle.

He took the rectangle block and wanted to put in it.

"It won't fix."

Does it sound natural?
palapaguy
Posted: Friday, September 08, 2017 11:05:19 PM

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bihunsedap wrote:
The hole is triangle.

He took the rectangle block and wanted to put in it.

"It won't fix."

Does it sound natural?


You mean "It won't fit?"
palapaguy
Posted: Saturday, September 09, 2017 1:25:28 AM

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Let me cover your entire post:

The hole is triangular.

He took the rectangle (rectangular) block and wanted to put it in (wanted to insert it).

"It won't fit."
bihunsedap
Posted: Saturday, September 09, 2017 8:26:21 AM

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Thanks.
TMe
Posted: Saturday, September 09, 2017 11:24:02 AM

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"Square peg in a round hole" is an idiomatic expression which describes the unusual individualist who could not fit into a niche of their society.

The metaphor was originated by Sydney Smith in "On the Conduct of the Understanding", one of a series of lectures on moral philosophy that he delivered at the Royal Institution in 1804–06:

If you choose to represent the various parts in life by holes upon a table, of different shapes,—some circular, some triangular, some square, some oblong,—and the person acting these parts by bits of wood of similar shapes, we shall generally find that the triangular person has got into the square hole, the oblong into the triangular, and a square person has squeezed himself into the round hole. The officer and the office, the doer and the thing done, seldom fit so exactly, that we can say they were almost made for each other.(Wikipedia)

I am a layman.
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