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24 October

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What does "a misfits in the slick" mean in the sentence?
I thought it was a kind of idiom so I googled but found no clue so far. Thanks!

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"Beyond help," he said. Lathe group three, Building 58, had been good in its day, but was showing wear and becoming a misfit in the slick, streamlined setup, where there was no place for erratic behavior. "Basically, it wasn't built for the job it's doing anyway. I look for the buzzer to go off any day now, and that'll be the end."
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