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
1855–60, Americanism
British Dictionary definitions for left-field
left-field
 
adj
informal regarded as being outside the mainstream; unconventional
 
[C20: from baseball term left field, the area of the outfield to the batter's left, regarded as the scene of little action]

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left-field

adjective

Unorthodox; unexpected; wacky : Abril stuffs her first starring role in an American movie with the kind of willful, left-field behavior that she learned from working with Almodovar (1950s+)

general

out in left field


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Tile value for left

7
8
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