Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

stand out | standout

stand outstandout
Meaning(s)
1) be noticeable, attract attention, be remarkable
  • How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional HighSocial
    • my clothes/hair/abilities make me stand out from other people
  • Analysis
     The phrasal verb 'to stand out' can mean 'to project or rise from a surface'. It also means to be easily noticeable or apparent. If something 'stands out', it is easy to see or is better or more significant than other things or information around it. As a noun, 'a standout' is something of exceptional quality or somebody with exceptional ability. You can also use this as an adjective to say 'a standout approach to the problem', for example. 'Stand out' is similar in meaning to 'notable', 'exceptional' and 'noteworthy'.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. There was a girl I really liked, so I wore a fancy shirt to stand out at the party. She didn't like it!
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. He always stood out as one of the best employees in the company.
    2. My boss told me I got the promotion because I had been a standout member of the team.
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