to stand out in a/the crowd

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - stand out in a/the crowd

"to stand out in a/the crowd"

to be distinguishable from others in a group;



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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - stand out in a/the crowd

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1: We really need out next product to be successful.

Colleague 2: What do you suggest?

Colleague 1: We need to make it really stand out from the crowd.

Colleague 2: And how are we going to do that?

Colleague 1: By making it bold, distinctive and really eye-catching. By making it completely different from anything currently in the market.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - stand out in a/the crowd

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1: What is everybody else going to be wearing?

Friend 2: What does it matter? Just dress as you usually do.

Friend 1: You know that I really don't like to stand out in a crowd. I would rather just dress the same as everyone else. That way I can just blend in and not be noticed.

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to stand out in a/the crowd - Usage:


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to stand out in a/the crowd - Gerund Form:

Standing out in the crowd made her very happy with her wardrobe choice.

to stand out in a/the crowd - Examples:

1)  And start taking some risks to stand out in the crowd -- it's your perception that creates your reality.

2)  It is necessary for you to stand out in the crowd to attract clients.

3)  ... partly because I don't want to stand out in the crowd, but also because I can get by wearing the same stuff every day.

4)  But there are a few things you can do to stand out in the crowd, making buyers instantly want your house over other homes.

5)  Need something bolder to stand out in the crowd? We love the off-the-shoulder shift dress with a floral and paisley print in grey.

6)  In increasingly busy inboxes how can you stand out in the crowd and maximise your email marketing activity?

7)  ... making over her image from dowdy housewife politician who doesn't stand out in the crowd to a steely and immaculate superbitch.

8)  This is definitely going to make you stand out in the crowd. The wildly outrageous paint job is either going to ...

9)  ... the most important factors in its success is creating portals that stand out in the crowd and bring attention to the brand.

10)  There are so many advertisements that you need to somehow stand out in the crowd.

11)  ... of a serial killers' success is that they do not stand out in a crowd or attractive negative attention to themselves.

12)  Do you stand out in a crowd? Do you have a special or magnetic charm or appeal?

13)  ... and Mexican/Irish background, is the kind of gal that would stand out in a crowd, but she prefers to be standing in front of one. 

14)  And you have to admire Nigerians, who tend to stand out in a crowd with their big flashy cars, bold dress and lively speech.

15)  ... a London degree will boost your CV and make you stand out in a crowd.

16)  ... or that I was worried that a square like me would stand out in a crowd of hippies and bohemian Moseleyites like a sore thumb. 

17)  ... country with unfamiliar culture, you'd rather blend in than stand out in a crowd. But that doesn't mean you can't look beautiful.

18)  You are graceful and sophisticated. You easily stand out in a crowd. You are well dressed and well groomed.

19)  ... but short guys definitely have to work harder to stand out in a crowd.

20)  ... that I gravitate toward people who have characteristics that make them stand out in a crowd. It can be results, style, manners, confidence, a sense of ...