left-field

left field

noun
1.
Baseball.
a.
the area of the outfield to the left of center field, as viewed from home plate.
b.
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

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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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