Reviewed the passage, revise it say what it means in plain English!
"The man was like a bull in a china shop. Even though he got through the door as smooth as silk, he really ended up getting stuck between a rock and a hard place. He was something of a round peg in a square hole, and even though the tough get going when the going gets tough, he was as meek as a lamb, a real milquetoast, and found himself up the creek without a paddle, if you know what I mean, with nowhere to turn. The silence was deafening; you could hear a pin drop
when he walked out to face the music with the angry mob."
The man was out of place in the situation. Even though he had no problem getting into it, he found himself forced to ...
This is an exercise in how to remove cliches from writing.