stand/stick out like a sore thumb Meaning in Cambridge English Dictionary
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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 casual gear and I had my office clothes on - I stuck out like a sore thumb.
Translations of “stand/stick out like a sore thumb”
in Chinese (Traditional) 與周圍格格不入,顯得刺眼…
in Chinese (Simplified) 与周围格格不入,显得刺眼…
(Definition of stand/stick out like a sore thumb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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