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off-the-wall

[awf-th uh-wawl, of-] /ˈɔf ðəˈwɔl, ˈɒf-/
adjective, Informal.
1.
markedly unconventional; bizarre; oddball:
an unpredictable, off-the-wall personality.
Origin of off-the-wall
1970-1975
1970-75
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  • Zentai originated in the 1980s in Japan, land of synthetic fibers and off-the-wall trends, and has recently begun migrating west.

British Dictionary definitions for off-the-wall

off-the-wall

adjective
1.
(off the wall when postpositive) (slang) new or unexpected in an unconventional or eccentric way: an off-the-wall approach to humour
Word Origin
C20: possibly from the use of the phrase in handball and squash to describe a shot that is unexpected
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