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a lonely little petunia in an onion patch
To be out of place among those one finds unpleasant, uncouth, or overly aggressive. Taken from a 1946 song of the same name by Johnny Kimano, Billy Faber, and Maurie Hartmann. I'm feeling really uncomfortable in this rowdy sports bar, like a lonely little petunia in an onion patch.
plough a lone/lonely furrow(mainly British literary)
to do something alone and without help from other people He'd always been happier working in isolation, ploughing a lone furrow.