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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 ​officeclothes 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)
Translations of “stand/stick out like a sore thumb”
in Chinese (Simplified) 与周围格格不入,显得刺眼…
in Chinese (Traditional) 與周圍格格不入,顯得刺眼…
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