Posted by Selvan on May 05, 2000
In Reply to: Help posted by ESC on May 05, 2000
: : Hi!
: : Could someone out there help me with the meanings of the following phrases:
: : -I'll stay out your hair
: : -Sticking out like a sore thumb
: : I think I know the meanings of the above, from usage...but...
: : Thanx much!
: : -Selvan
: "I'll stay out of your hair" means: I won't bother you. I'll leave you alone to get on with your work (or whatever). I won't be a pest.
: "Stick out like a sore thumb" means something or someone is obviously different from the rest of a group. So different that it is immediately noticed. "A man dressed in a business suit on a beach 'sticks out like a sore thumb.'"