a hard nut,
be hard put,
odd man out,
Some other possibilities:
What's up with this "phrase rhymes" section?
This experimental new tab on RhymeZone shows you
phrases that might be good matches for your multi-syllable query word. For example, the word
poetry produces phrase rhymes like boba tea and swollen knee and
hopeful he and moments we. Some of these (like "boba tea") are
single conceptual units, while others (like "hopeful he") are sentence
fragments. Both kinds of results may be useful when writing slant
rhymes that cross line boundaries, which are popular in hip hop lyrics and
musical theater. Typically, RhymeZone's phrase rhymes are assonant (share
vowel sounds) with the query word, with some degree of consonant match as well.
You'll often find lots of options in this tab, including many junky ones
that don't work well. Stay tuned while we find the right formula!
Commonly used words are shown in bold. Rare words are dimmed. Click on a word above to view its definition.