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    Hi

    I'm not sure if it's OK to say:

    1. I never stick out a mile.
    2. My personality never sticks out a mile.
    3. I'm trying not to stick out a mile.

    I think "stick out a mile" is not a good phrase in this context? I wanted to say that I don't attract people's attention.


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    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    I'm not sure if it's OK to say:

    1. I never stick out a mile.
    2. My personality never sticks out a mile.
    3. I'm trying not to stick out a mile.

    I think "stick out a mile" is not a good phrase in this context? I wanted to say that I don't attract people's attention.


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    Try: 'I don't stand out in a crowd'. Or, 'I try not to stand out in a crowd.'

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    Default Re: stick out

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    I'm not sure if it's OK to say:

    1. I never stick out a mile.
    2. My personality never sticks out a mile.
    3. I'm trying not to stick out a mile.

    I think "stick out a mile" is not a good phrase in this context? I wanted to say that I don't attract people's attention.


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    I agree that it is not a good phrase.
    You can only use this idiom in positive sentences: His nose sticks out a mile.

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    Default Re: stick out

    Using the "stick" word: I was afraid I would stick out like a sore thumb. If you wear that Penn State hat to the Notre Dame game, you'll stick out like a sore thumb.


    (But I like "I try not to stand out in a crowd" better for what you mean.)

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