odd man out

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Definition of odd man out

: a person who differs from the other members of a group

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López pitched the final two innings of Milwaukee's 4-1 loss on Saturday, making him the odd man out Sunday as the team dipped back into the minors for another fresh arm. Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "With Orlando Arcia still mired in a slump, Hernán Pérez gets a start at shortstop," 17 June 2018 Kemp's emergence and Marwin Gonzalez's career success against the Indians has left Davis as the odd man out this weekend. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "J.D. Davis striving to make the most of limited opportunities with Astros," 26 May 2018 State politicos thought Gillum benefited from being the odd man out in what was at times a fierce battle between Graham and Greene in particular. Dylan Scott, Vox, "Andrew Gillum wins Florida governor primary in upset victory for the left," 29 Aug. 2018 But Giroud, at 31, is increasingly looking like the odd man out, the ponderous weak link when France is surging forward at speed, unable to keep up with Mbappe's inventiveness and his Usain Bolt-like runs. John Leicester, chicagotribune.com, "With World Cup title, France could launch a dynasty," 10 July 2018 With the other four Republicans already spending their money, Obsitnik has been the odd man out in a five-way GOP primary. Christopher Keating, courant.com, "Still No Public Funding for Steve Obsitnik For Governor," 5 July 2018 With the other four Republicans already spending their money, Obsitnik has been the odd man out in a five-way GOP primary. Christopher Keating, courant.com, "Still No Public Funding for Steve Obsitnik For Governor," 5 July 2018 If the Suns trade for a point guard, Harrison is the odd man out. Scott Bordow, azcentral, "Phoenix Suns' summer-league takeaways: Deandre Ayton's progress, efforts of Davon Reed, Shaq Harrison," 13 July 2018 With the other four Republicans already spending their money, Obsitnik has been the odd man out in a five-way GOP primary. Christopher Keating, courant.com, "Still No Public Funding for Steve Obsitnik For Governor," 5 July 2018

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First Known Use of odd man out

1873, in the meaning defined above

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