stick out against (something)(redirected from stuck out against)
stick out against (something)
To be very visible, conspicuous, or out of place in contrast to someone's or something's surroundings or background. Their bright-orange house really sticks out against the rest of the neighborhood. A lot of adolescents and teenagers go to great lengths not to stick out against their classmates in school. The artist makes a point of having the people in the painting stick out against the landscape.
stick out against something
to be highly visible against a background of something. Your cold, red nose sticks out against your white, frozen face. The red vase sticks out against the pale blue wallpaper.