odd duck

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odd duck

A rather unusual, strange, or peculiar person. His new girlfriend is nice enough, but she's a bit of an odd duck, don't you think?
See also: duck, odd
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Whether you were born into a family that is very different from you, or married into one, or moved to a community or place that is alien to who you are, it is normal in those times to feel like an odd duck and very alone.
We stopped 100 metres from the shore and floated on the tranquil blue waters with just the odd duck or swan for company.
"I'm the odd duck who didn't quit," he joked to The Dallas Morning News in an interview this month.
And one of the things he always says to me is that we both just feel profoundly lucky, because each of us is not right for most people, but we are so right for each other." "I'm an odd duck, but I'm her odd duck," Wasow said, smiling.
He also called Shkreli an "odd duck" who frequently donned bunny slippers and a stethoscope while walking around his office at Retrophin as CEO.
The muskox is an odd duck because the hunting method is highly dependent on time of year.
Datus was a bit of an odd duck. Tall, rail thin and fiercely intelligent, he held strong opinions about hunting over and training bird dogs, as did I (and still do, by God).
Lim depicts Lynch as a harmless odd duck who's a big believer in the power of Transcendental Meditation (TM), a type of mantra meditation --and even founded an organization, the David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace, to fund the teaching of the practice in schools.
Steve Pierz is what youd call an odd duck. Those are his words, not ours.
Jake is a bit of an odd duck, a zealous survivalist who has trained his son in the arts of camouflage, self-defense and living off the grid.
Of course, medicine is a bit of an odd duck 30% science and 70% art.
At the La Jolla Playhouse, it's something of an odd duck: dark and medieval in mood, yet with exuberant Broadway roots plainly showing.
For the CW, the sitcom is an odd duck, a family comedy on a schedule rife with zombies, superheroes and vampires in shows that include comic-book based newcomer "The Flash.''
Against that backdrop, Intel's distribution of Hadoop appears, on the surface, to be an odd duck. Intel is not in the habit of offering software frameworks, and the brand, while ubiquitous, is not associated specifically with Hadoop, databases or big data software.
Talk about an odd duck. Instead of having a sliding handle under the barrel that the operator pulls rearward to function the gun, this Burgess designed repeater has its pump handle over the stock's wrist.