a lonely little petunia in an onion patch

a lonely little petunia in an onion patch

One who is 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.
See also: little, lonely, onion, patch
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A lonely little petunia in an onion patch. That's the way Fred McCance, Lyons, Ohio, describes his Shelby tractor when it's on display at an antique tractor show.