skunk at a garden party

skunk at a garden party

Someone or something that is unwelcome or unpleasant. Running into my ex at that important networking event was like encountering a skunk at a garden party.
See also: garden, party, skunk
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The self-described "skunk at a garden party" of the franchise industry has become a student of franchisor operations in Ontario by setting up his own consultant's business in Barrie.