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square peg

noun phrase

A misfit; an inconvenient and intractable person: They were square pegs who weren't succeeding

[1901+; fr the earlier expression put or drive a square peg in a round hole, fr carpentry or joinery]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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