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sore thumb

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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • He stood out like a sore thumb, and dad wouldn't give an inch.

    Wayside Courtships Hamlin Garland
  • He stood out like a sore thumb, and Dad wouldn't give an inch.

  • The knocker of this door is bandaged with linen like a sore thumb.

    Cyrano de Bergerac Edmond Rostand
  • It was a sensational renunciation and stuck out like a sore thumb.

    Right Ho, Jeeves P. G. Wodehouse
  • It don't protrude into other people's way like a sore thumb.

    Remarks Bill Nye
  • He couldn't help hitting it, stuck up the way it was on a pinch of sand—stuck up like a sore thumb.

    The Wrong Twin Harry Leon Wilson
  • His own tanned skin would stand out like a sore thumb against the orange brightness of these people.

    Beyond The Thunder H. B. Hickey

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