"to stick out like a sore thumb"
not to blend in;
to be obvious and prominent or easily seen
Related words and phrases:
Two colleagues are talking ...
Colleague 1: We've got a visit from our most conservative clients today. What are we going to do about Melvin?
Colleague 2: What do you mean? What's wrong with Melvin?
Colleague 1: Perhaps you have become accustomed to Melvin's odd wardrobe choices but he sticks out like a sore thumb and I am sure that our clients will not appreciate his eccentricity.
Colleague 2: We could send him out on an errand.
Two business partners are talking ...
Partner 1: The waiting room looks great except for that one odd chair. It sticks out like a sore thumb. Why is one chair such a different color from the others?
Partner 2: The furniture store where I bought them didn't have enough of the purple ones.
Partner 1: Perhaps it would be better to just remove the yellow chair and spread out the others?
Sticking out like a sore thumb, he regretted wearing the visitor's team colors for the game in the home stadium.
1) ... because those things will feel more and more wrong and will stick out like a sore thumb even though we may resist letting them go with all our might.
2) A brush fence may look great in one setting and stick out like a sore thumb in another.
3) ... an odd colored car, a purple Pontiac and it should stick out like a sore thumb.
4) At any time of year, a poorly planned outfit will stick out like a sore thumb; it will look ill prepared, terribly executed and ...
5) ... report you or not, smoke is smoke, you would stick out like a sore thumb in a smoke free area.
6) You don't want your property to stick out like a sore thumb! This will make your house a hard sell in the future.
7) You'll stick out like a sore thumb and be ignored as the sleazy sales-type that no one wants around.
8) I probably do stick out like a sore thumb where I live - I'm a white girl living in a mainly black/Asian ...
9) Fancy dress is most definitely recommended! You will almost certainly stick out like a sore thumb if you don't!
10) ... the latest Walmart couture. When you're in Europe Americans stick out like a sore thumb. That's nothing to be proud of.
11) ... and I am super uncomfortable in the class and stick out like a sore thumb around the well-put-together, East Memphis moms. However, my hips and abs ..
12) ... with the conference's leaders in the post, Caudill would stick out like a sore thumb, averaging half the rebounds those players averaged in many cases.
13) ... so anything artificial sticks out like a sore thumb.
14) ... a bright yellow van which can be seen for miles and sticks out like a sore thumb.
15) ... for proper preparation - a vague or poorly prepared sales presentation sticks out like a sore thumb, and it will be disowned immediately.
16) As such, current single Candy is an anomaly. It sticks out like a sore thumb as the only track on which he has any sort of fun.
17) ... which once held pride of place in western Jamaica, now sticks out like a sore thumb and is a major source of embarrassment to those who once worked so hard ...
18) ... the vast majority of the people, the breach of which sticks out like a sore thumb and evokes instant opprobrium and rejection by the society.
19) Very happy with the results except that the white socket sticks out like a sore thumb. Mental note to get a black socket the next time.
20) When something is not spelled correctly it sticks out like a sore thumb.