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left field

  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.
Slang. a position or circumstance that is remote from an ordinary or general trend.
out in left field, Slang. completely mistaken; wrong.
Origin of left field
1855-60, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • 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.
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