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Out of tune


Poorly played. Against standard practices. Does not fit in. A musical instrument can be out of tune so this phrase implies that someone’s actions are not in tune with those around him or her. (Contrast to March to a different drummer.)

“She explained her ideas about school performance and she is certainly out of tune with her parents.”

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