stick\ out\ like\ a\ sore\ thumb

stick\ out\ like\ a\ sore\ thumb
v. phr.
To be conspicuous; be different from the rest.

When the foreign student was placed in an advanced English grammar class by mistake, it was no wonder that he stuck out like a sore thumb.


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