the odd man/one out

noun

: the person or thing that is different from the other members of a group
It looks like he's the odd one out on this particular issue.
All my college friends have gotten married. I'm the odd man out.

Examples of the odd man/one out in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But Mitchell could be the odd man out after the Jets selected Fashanu. Antwan Staley, New York Daily News, 10 May 2024 Even Hungary, despite its recent vaunted turn to Russia, chose not to be the odd man out. Elizabeth Pond, Foreign Affairs, 1 Mar. 2015 All three could end up filling out the infield alongside first basemen Ryan Mountcastle and Ryan O’Hearn, leaving Mateo as the odd man out. Matt Weyrich, Baltimore Sun, 28 Feb. 2024 In those rare cases, the odd one out had likely ingested another planet – or at least planetary material. Eric Lagatta, USA TODAY, 22 Mar. 2024 That’s left the tax bill as the odd man out, as Wyden searches for another piece of legislation on which the tax provisions could hitch a ride before mid-April. Jacob Bogage, Washington Post, 10 Mar. 2024 Read the full Aries Daily Horoscope Taurus (April 20 - May 20) No longer the odd man out? USA TODAY, 4 Mar. 2024 Sheppard was unsurprisingly the odd man out, and he's appeared in just 22 of the Pacers' 44 games this season with most of his appearances coming when the game was already decided one way or the other. Dustin Dopirak, The Indianapolis Star, 24 Jan. 2024 This meant that Highsmith was the odd man out against the Magic. Anthony Chiang, Miami Herald, 7 Feb. 2024

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“The odd man/one out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20odd%20man%2Fone%20out. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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