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A Rank Outsider


"A Rank Outsider" is a 1920 British silent sports film directed by Richard Garrick and starring Gwen Stratford, Cameron Stratford and Lewis Dayton. It was based on a novel by Nathaniel Gould.


A Rank Outsider is the 1996, 7th Taiwan Golden Melody Award winning second album by Dusky Grizzled Skipper, aka The Green Badger Is It the Sea Green Onions.

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Google previewMapping English Metaphor Through Time (2016)

by Wendy Anderson, Ellen Bramwell, Carole Hough

Conversely, a rank outsider is a horse 'not included among the favourites, and against which in betting long odds are laid'; (OED, outsider, sense b (a)). The term has been used metaphorically since to refer to a socially inferior person ...

Google previewChambers Universal Learners' Dictionary

a rank outsider. 3 (usu attrib) very bad; extreme: rank bad behaviour; rank stupidity. 4 (formal: usu attrib) having a strong unpleasant taste or smell: rank bacon/tobacco, 'rankness nu. rankle ['rarjklj vti to cause (a ...

Google previewOxford Dictionary of English (2010)

by Angus Stevenson

rank stupidVity | a rank outsider. – derivatives rankly adverb, rankness noun. – origin Old English ranc 'proud, rebellious, sturdy', also 'fully grown', of Germanic ...

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