“Square peg in a round hole” is an idiomatic expression which describes the unusual individualist who could not fit into a niche of his or her society.” So said Irving Wallace in 1957.
But 150 years before that, Sydney Smith first came up with this metaphor of trying to put a square peg into a round hole.
On occasion I’ve found myself trying to do the impossible over and over again, until someone reminds me that you can’t put a square peg into a round hole.
Well, I beg to differ! Today I had a revelation. I have been successfully putting the square peg into the round hole for YEARS! I’m so proud of myself.
And here is the proof!