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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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British Dictionary definitions for left-field

left-field

adjective
1.
(informal) regarded as being outside the mainstream; unconventional
Word Origin
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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Slang definitions & phrases for left-field

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+)

Related Terms

out in left field


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Idioms and Phrases with left-field

left field

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