[awf-thuh-wawl, of-]
adjective Informal.
markedly unconventional; bizarre; oddball: an unpredictable, off-the-wall personality.

1970–75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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World English Dictionary
slang (off the wall when postpositive) new or unexpected in an unconventional or eccentric way: an off-the-wall approach to humour
[C20: possibly from the use of the phrase in handball and squash to describe a shot that is unexpected]

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Example sentences
Have the people who practice with you ask you both predictable and off-the-wall
It is certainly not an eccentric or off-the-wall position.
These business predictions are a little more off-the-wall and specific than
  we've done in past years.
Off-the-wall comedy flourishes in out-of-the-way places.
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