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These phrases can be put into pairs based on a rule. Find the odd one out - your answer is the one that would match it.

Before
Boyfriend or admirer
Brown or Pratt
Characteristic of Santa Claus or alcohol
Coyote's plan
Empty space between chairs
Hang around longer than necessary
It's in a can
It's in airplane bathrooms
King
Listen to
Make up for a debt
Reason
Street
Street sign with an arrow
Superman's vision
Triumphed

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  • $\begingroup$ Brown or Pratt makes me think Chris but I can't find anything else about which I am so confident so I can't find a good match. $\endgroup$ – Engineer Toast Sep 25 '15 at 17:29
  • $\begingroup$ @Eng: Once you find the first pair it'll all fall into place. $\endgroup$ – Deusovi Sep 25 '15 at 17:34
  • $\begingroup$ The first pair isn't "Listen to / Reason", I guess. $\endgroup$ – Ian MacDonald Sep 25 '15 at 18:21
  • $\begingroup$ @Ian: Nope, but nice find! I didn't even notice that when I was making it. $\endgroup$ – Deusovi Sep 25 '15 at 18:22
  • $\begingroup$ Noticed that Characteristic of Santa Claus or alcohol is only phrase out of alphabetical order. Is that a clue? $\endgroup$ – Maxqueue Sep 25 '15 at 18:33
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The rule of the pairs is that one of the words in the pair is the Pig-Latin version of the other.

  1. King / Superman's vision (Rex / X-ray)
  2. Before / Make up for a debt (Pre- / Repay)
  3. Triumphed / Street sign with an arrow (Won / One-Way)
  4. Reason / Street (Why / Highway)
  5. Lover / Listen to (Beau / Obey)
  6. It's in a can / It's in an airplane bathroom (Trash / Ashtray)
  7. Characteristic of Santa Claus or alcohol / Hang around longer than necessary (Stout / Outstay)
  8. Coyote's plan / Empty space between chairs (Wile / Aisleway)

The odd one out is Chris (Brown or Pratt), which would match with risqué if a clue for that were to be included. Thanks to f'' for the last four pairs.

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  • $\begingroup$ Three of these are right. I think you've got it - all that's left is to finish it up. $\endgroup$ – Deusovi Sep 26 '15 at 0:09
  • $\begingroup$ Yeah, I'm still in the process. Thanks for confirming them for me, though. $\endgroup$ – Joe Z. Sep 26 '15 at 0:12
  • $\begingroup$ Is Reason/Street another pair? $\endgroup$ – Joe Z. Sep 26 '15 at 0:22
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    $\begingroup$ You can thank the book Holes for letting me know how to solve this. $\endgroup$ – Joe Z. Sep 26 '15 at 0:27
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    $\begingroup$ I thought that might be how someone broke into the puzzle. ;) $\endgroup$ – Deusovi Sep 26 '15 at 0:28

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