odd man out

odd man out
noun Date: 1923 a person who differs from the other members of a group

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  • odd-man-out — «OD MAN OWT», noun, adjective. –n. 1. a person or thing left out of a group; a person who does not fit or belong in a group: »He is an odd man out of his native world (Harper s). 2. a) the person singled out, as by tossing a coin or in some… …   Useful english dictionary

  • odd man out — n. 1. a) a method, as in a game, for singling out one person from a group, as by matching coins b) the person thus singled out 2. any atypical or unconventional person or thing …   English World dictionary

  • odd man out — odd′ man out′ n. 1) gam a way of selecting or eliminating a person from a group, esp. in a game, as by tossing coins 2) gam the person so selected or eliminated 3) outsider • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • Odd Man Out — For other uses, see Odd Man Out (disambiguation). Odd Man Out Odd Man Out movie poster Directed by Carol Reed …   Wikipedia

  • odd man out — noun someone regarded as eccentric or crazy and standing out from a group • Syn: ↑kook, ↑odd fellow, ↑odd fish, ↑queer bird, ↑queer duck • Derivationally related forms: ↑kooky (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Odd Man Out — Huit Heures de sursis Huit Heures de sursis Titre original Odd Man Out Réalisation Carol Reed Acteurs principaux James Mason Robert Newton Scénario R.C. Sherriff F.L. Green d après ce dernier Genre Thriller Drame P …   Wikipédia en Français

  • odd man out — no matter what our group planned to do over school vacations, Cassidy was always odd man out Syn: outsider, exception, oddity, nonconformist, maverick, individualist, misfit, fish out of water, square peg in a round hole …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • Odd Man Out — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel: Ausgestoßen Originaltitel: Odd Man Out Produktionsland: Großbritannien Erscheinungsjahr: 1947 Länge: 111 Minuten Originalsprache: Englisch …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • odd man out — 1. a method of selecting or eliminating a person from a group, as by matching coins, esp. in preparation for playing a game. 2. the person so selected or eliminated. 3. a game consisting of this method. 4. outsider (def. 2). Also, odd man out.… …   Universalium

  • odd man out —  All alone.  ► “That would leave Sprint the odd man out among AT&T and MCI Communications Corp. in the race to establish global partnerships.” (Network World, Feb. 13, 1995, p. 1) …   American business jargon

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