I've got into the wrong box. I am out of my element. Lord
Lyttelton used to say he ought to have been brought up to some
business; that whenever he went to Vauxhall and heard the mirth of his
neighbours, he used to fancy pleasure was in every box but his own.
Wherever he went for happiness, he somehow always got into the wrong
box. (See Christmas Box. )
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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