Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

stand out from the crowd

stand out from the crowd
Meaning(s)
1) to be seen as clearly better than others around you
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    • He got top marks in his exams, which really made him stand out from the crowd
  • Analysis

    When people notice you amongst other people, you are probably standing out from the crowd. This idiom is used positively to indicate that someone has achieved something extraordinary or something which elevates that person above others within the same professional or artistic context, for example. Getting the highest marks in your exams can make you stand out from the crowd. If you're looking for a promotion, you will need to stand out from the crowd - you will need to perform better and be recognised for doing so. Anything that draws positive attention from others can make you stand out from the crowd.

  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. Georgia is so intelligent. Her questions in class always make her stand out from the crowd.
    2. My red hair really makes me stand out from the crowd.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. I had my performance review yesterday, and my Line Manager said my work was really making me stand out from the crowd.
    2. Listen up, everyone. If you want to stand out from the crowd, you'll need to exceed your targets this month.
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