Meaning of “stand/stick out like a sore thumb” in the English Dictionary

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"stand/stick out like a sore thumb" in British English

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stand/stick out like a sore thumb

informal

If someone or something stands/sticks out like a sore thumb, everyone notices them because they are very different from the people or things around them:

Everyone else was in jeans and T-shirts and I had my office clothes on - I stuck out like a sore thumb.

(Definition of “stand/stick out like a sore thumb” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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