odd man out


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odd man out

n. pl. odd men out
One who differs from the others in a group in some way.

odd′ man` out′


n.
1. a way of selecting or eliminating a person from a group, esp. in a game, as by tossing coins.
2. the person so selected or eliminated.
[1885–90]
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Noun1.odd man out - someone regarded as eccentric or crazy and standing out from a group
unusual person, anomaly - a person who is unusual
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The odd man out of the pitching staff is veteran right-hander Mike Harkey, whom the Dodgers view as a starter and not a reliever.