black sheep of the familyidiom

  • ja家の厄介者
  • ento be different from and not approved by the other members of the group, usually used in the context of a family

Examples

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Mute
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Oh, hey, Charles.
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I'm playing Milton Boyle, Charles's cousin.
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Charles is pretty upset and talks about my character Milton as if he's the black sheep of the family.
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What are you doing here?
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I thought I would take my warrior goddess out to a surprise dinner.
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Oh, it's a surprise that you can afford dinner since you dropped out of high school.
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I left after junior year to be a professional snowboarder.
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Mute
1.
I was a little rebellious growing up.
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Not anything crazy, but always a little bit of the black sheep of the family.
3.
And then ended up getting kicked out of BYU, which is like the Mormon college that you go to.
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And I got kicked out for having sex with my girlfriend of 4 years.
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Mute
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The things is, this was a kid with opportunities.
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His dad owned a newspaper, but Miyazaki wasn’t interested in taking it over.
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He was a black sheep as well as a lonely cripple.
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He watched videos all the time rather than work, and its said the two sisters that lived
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with him didn’t like him at all.
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His dad never listened to him and his mother wasn’t exactly doting.
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Mute
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- I'm half Korean, half Kenyan.
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- Oh, hell yeah.
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Growing up, I wish I was half black, half Asian.
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I thought that that was the coolest look.
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(participants laughing)
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- My brother's half Vietnamese, half Korean.
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- Uh-huh. - My little sister's Japanese,
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white, and Korean.
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So I'm pretty much the only black sheep in my family.
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- Was that hard growing up?
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- Yeah, I remember many times,
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I would be standing in line with my mom,
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and they would be like, "Oh, are you guys together?"
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- Yeah. - 'Cause they assume
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that I'm not a part of them.