être le vilain petit canard*
* to be the bad little duckling
French speaking countries
On Very Rare Occasion
Refers to a person who is disliked by other people and left aside because (s)he is (physically, morally, etc) different from the others.
"Cet enfant est le vilain petit canard de sa classe ; tout le monde se moque de lui parce qu'il boite."
"This child is the bad little duckling of his class; everyone laughs at him because he has a limp."
Submitted August 2020
Confirmed by 6 people