square peg

square peg

One who acts or thinks differently than most people. Typically used in the phrase "a square peg in a round hole." The young girl who had a love of math and science often felt like a square peg in a round hole when surrounded by her peers. When the man in the fancy suit walked into the biker bar, it was obvious that he was a square peg.
See also: peg, square

square peg

verb
See also: peg, square
References in classic literature ?
In England and France he was the square peg in the round hole, but here the holes were any sort of shape, and no sort of peg was quite amiss.
A square peg forced into a round hole, he had felt like a daily outrage that long established smooth roundness into which a man of less sharply angular shape would have fitted himself, with voluptuous acquiescence, after a shrug or two.
Previous winners include autism charity Square Peg who scooped PS600 in September.
John Ho, Lachlan Murdoch, Greg Roebuck, Square Peg Capital and Time Inc.
But while on the subject of squares, what, one might ask, is 'a square peg in a round hole'?
Sixteen-year-old Montgomery Sole is a square peg in a small town, a girl with two moms forced to go to a school full of homophobes.
Supporters' group the Bristol City Supporters Club & Trust is calling for fans to unite behind the case The trust will pay for the legal action, which relates to dozens of fans who were rounded up after drinking in the Square Peg in the city centre ahead of the match, which Blues won 4-2.
KITCHENS All Bar One, Bar Opus, Edmunds Brewhouse, Ginger's Bar, Jekyll & Hyde, Metro Bar & Grill, Purecraft Bar & Kitchen, The Bureau Bar & Kitchen, The Old Contemptibles, The Old Joint Stock, The Square Peg, The Wellington CAFES Centenary Lounge, Edwardian Tea Rooms, Hindley's Bakery, Philpotts, Urban Coffee Company, Java Lounge Coffee House, Starbucks and Jake's Coffee Box.
If you are working incredibly hard to make a solution fit a problem (hence, the reference to a square peg in a round hole), you are likely feeling tension and inherently know that it is not the right solution.
The Square Peg Tea and Coffee House in Gower Road, Swansea, ploughs its profits into Zac's Place, which helps the homeless in the Swansea and surrounding areas, and to another local charity which helps "women in crisis" through unexpected pregnancies.
Saxco International LLC announced the acquisition of Square Peg Packaging and Printing, LLC for an undisclosed amount.
8 August 2014 - US private equity firm The Sterling Group LP said its portfolio company Saxco International LLC, a rigid packaging solutions provider, had finalised the acquisition of domestic packaging and printing specialist Square Peg Packaging and Printing LLC.
It's square peg in a round hole time as the kid wishes he was anywhere else.
Rachel Ellis of Marsden-based creative arts company Square Peg Arts will be on hand to provide materials and inspiration at the workshops, which run from 10am to 1pm and 2 to 5pm on Saturday at Marsden Socialist Club.
As a result, when bolt is secured in the body of the seal, the square peg of the bolt securely locks into the square hole on the body, preventing the body or bolt from rotating.