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be in a minority of one

To be alone in a particular interest or viewpoint. If you voted for that candidate, you're in a minority of one in our house.
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be in a/the minority

To be in a group that is less than the majority. As the only girl in a house full of boys, I'm definitely in the minority. With those views, you'll be in the minority around these parts.
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sexual minority

A phrase used to refer to a person whose sexual orientation is not completely heterosexual. It is typically used as an adjective (i.e. "sexual minority males"). When I worked in the counseling center, many of my patients were sexual minority teenagers.
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be in a/the miˈnority

form much less than half of a large group: Men are in the minority in this profession.
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be in a minority of ˈone

(often humorous) be the only person to have a particular opinion or to vote a particular way: Hannah didn’t like the music, but she realized that she’d be in a minority of one if she said anything negative about it.
See also: minority, of, one
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