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left field

noun
1.
Baseball.
  1. the area of the outfield to the left of center field, as viewed from home plate.
  2. the position of the player covering this area.
2.
Slang. a position or circumstance that is remote from an ordinary or general trend.
Idioms
3.
out in left field, Slang. completely mistaken; wrong.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60, Americanism
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Examples for left field
  • Something that comes out of left field is usually sudden and strange.
  • The gun in question is something that even its inventor says comes out of left field.
  • And your garage theory comes from left field thinking these people add the micro amounts of these substances they have found.
  • And as for the naturalistic origin of natural law itself, your still far out to left field.
  • He/she gave a general criticism that came from left field and no specific suggestions.
  • Well, that's completely out of left field with nothing to back it up whatsoever.
  • If their left field of vision was frosted, they went the same way.
  • In short, vaccine believers are not standing out in left field.
  • The human would see a dim point of light in either the right or left field of view, depending on the photon's quantum state.
  • Then, on the set, ideas would come out of left field from either one of us.
Idioms and Phrases with left field
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