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stand out like a sore thumb

To be very conspicuous. I grew up in California, so when I moved to Minnesota, I stood out like a sore thumb. Unfortunately the cover will need to be redesigned. The error in the image stands out like a sore thumb.
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stick out like a sore thumb

To be very conspicuous. Primarily heard in UK. I grew up in California, so when I moved to Minnesota, I stuck out like a sore thumb. Unfortunately the cover will need to be redesigned. The error in the image sticks out like a sore thumb.
See also: like, out, sore, stick, thumb