odd man out

noun

Definition of odd man out 

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

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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 Ross and Lighthizer seemed like the odd men out at this week’s gathering at the OECD, an international economic agency that includes the United States as a prominent member. Ken Thomas And Sylvie Corbet, BostonGlobe.com, "Trump poised to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum on allies," 31 May 2018 That math could leave Hughes as an odd man out, especially if Iowa's Josh Jackson and Louisville's Jaire Alexander are still on the board in the late first round. Michael Middlehurst-schwartz, USA TODAY, "Derrius Guice among 2018 NFL draft prospects who could slide out of first round," 26 Apr. 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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1873, in the meaning defined above

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