square peg

square peg

One who acts or thinks differently than most people. Typically used in the phrase "a square peg in a round hole." The young girl who had a love of math and science often felt like a square peg in a round hole when surrounded by her peers. When the man in the fancy suit walked into the biker bar, it was obvious that he was a square peg.
See also: peg, square

square peg

verb
See also: peg, square
References in classic literature ?
In England and France he was the square peg in the round hole, but here the holes were any sort of shape, and no sort of peg was quite amiss.
A square peg forced into a round hole, he had felt like a daily outrage that long established smooth roundness into which a man of less sharply angular shape would have fitted himself, with voluptuous acquiescence, after a shrug or two.
The 46-year-old said she had felt like "a square peg in a round hole".
Becky Bolger, 30, had visited Wetherspoon's The Square Peg with her 17-month-old son Sebastian and her sister for a meal.
The accolade was created by members of the Square Peg Club, a support group for parents of children and young people living with autism in the town.
United with a back times this not won Samuel From the moment Young played Diogo Jota onside he looked like the square peg in a round hole he was.
Former World Cup winner Brendan Venter, one of the driving forces behind making Saracens heavyweights of European rugby, claims Gatland would be a 'square peg in a round hole' as coach of the All Blacks, although he expresses huge admiration for the job he has done with Wales.
Prior to joining OSI, Kellogg served as chief marketing officer at Saxco International following the purchase of Square Peg Packaging and Printing, which Kellogg co-founded in 2007.
Square Peg Coffeehas a menu Monday to Friday and a guest roaster at the store each month on Espresso and filter beans, alongside house coffee by Clifton Coffee Roasters.
Proverbs The world ain't flat And pigs can't fly You can't get water out of a stone You can't put a square peg in a round hole And you should never judge a book by its cover And a bird in the hand is worth more than two in the bush And of course, take it easy, never rush Yet, if you're not on time you will miss the bus And it's nice to be nice honest and true God save the Queen, Red White and Blue and God bless you, Yes, absolute power corrupts absolutely And you reap what you sow And never count your chickens until they hatch, Proverbs, proverbs, forever they'll last, Be honest and kind, Yet, if we practised an eye for an eye The world would be blind.
Previous winners include autism charity Square Peg who scooped PS600 in September.
John Ho, Lachlan Murdoch, Greg Roebuck, Square Peg Capital and Time Inc.
NB: Recipe from The Little Book Of Brunch by Caroline Craig and Sophie Missing (Square Peg, Hardback, PS16) Brilliant brunch
But while on the subject of squares, what, one might ask, is 'a square peg in a round hole'?
Sixteen-year-old Montgomery Sole is a square peg in a small town, a girl with two moms forced to go to a school full of homophobes.