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.
If ever there was a square peg in a round hole, it was for that slot.
The 52-year-old's body was discovered after police were called to Old Square on Corporation Street, close to the Wetherspoon's Square Peg pub, at around 1.
Those taking part include All Bar One, Ashas, Bar Opus, Chung Ying Central, Costa Coffee, Edmunds Bar, Edwardian Tea Rooms, Hindleys Bakery, Hotel du Vin, JoJolapa, Metro Bar and Grill, Nosh and Quaff, Old Joint Stock, Opus at Cornwall Street, Pure Bar and Kitchen, Purnell's Bistro, Starbucks, The Bureau, The Old Contemptibles, The Square Peg, Urban Coffee Co and Yorks Bakery Cafe.
Saxco International LLC announced the acquisition of Square Peg Packaging and Printing, LLC for an undisclosed amount.
7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sterling Group, a middle market private equity firm based in Houston, Texas, announced that its portfolio company, Saxco International has completed the acquisition of 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.
The show is organised by LGBT media and exhibition organisation Square Peg Media in partnership with the renowned gay, lesbian and bisexual charity, Stonewall.
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.
CHALLENGING: It''s hard to put a square peg in a round hole
It isn't just a matter of fitting a square peg into a square hole.
The report titled, GCC Currencies - A Square Peg For A Round Hole, is the first in a new series called In Focus, aimed at providing investors with independent analysis, views and opinions on key issues facing regional markets.
The report explains how the significant changes in the macro environment in recent years have changed key conditions required for hard currency pegs, increasingly making it look like trying to fit a square peg to a round hole.