cuckoo in the nest

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cuckoo in the nest

Someone in a group who is seen as different and ostracized by their peers. Since Sam always got good grades and never got in trouble, he was seen by his unruly peers as a cuckoo in the nest.
See also: cuckoo, nest
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Hence the book's title and the comment, "there are always the interesting implications of being a cuckoo in the nest.