the odd man out

the odd man/one out

someone or something that is different from the other people or things in a group She was always the odd one out at school - she didn't really mix with the other children. I felt like the odd man out yesterday. Everyone was watching football except me.
See make odd bedfellows
See also: man, odd, out
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Smith was the odd man out when the JetHawks decided they'd switch to a four-man rotation for the playoffs.
Fellow starting outfielders) Darin Erstad and Garret Anderson don't like to DH, so I'm the odd man out, only because I've done it more often and I probably handle it better.
Zimmerman will replace either Janicki or John Thompson, with the odd man out returning to the bullpen.
Edmonds reported to work on Sunday morning only to discover that he was relegated to a spot on the bench - the odd man out in the Angels' one-man-too-many outfield quandary.
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.
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