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stand out

Meaning: If somebody stands out, they are easy to see because there is something unusual about the way they look or the way they behave.

Synonym: stick out (informal)

For example:

  • stand out One of my sons says he likes people to notice him, and his green hair certainly makes him stand out in a crowd.

  • stand out Most packaging is designed to stand out on the shelf and be easy to notice in a shop.

Quick Quiz:

My cousin Mike stands out in a crowd of people because he is
  1. very tall
  2. very shy
  3. very clever

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