as useless as a fifth wheel

as useless as a fifth wheel
not useful, not needed, redundant, (four wheels are sufficient)

I sat there watching the four of them play bridge, and feeling as useless as a fifth wheel.

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  • a fifth wheel — a useless object, an unnecessary device    The team already had two guards, so I felt like a fifth wheel …   English idioms

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