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- to be completely unconventional
German translation: out in left field
= exzentrisch, unkonventionell; völlig daneben, total verkehrt
He was making grand predictions that seemed completely OUT IN LEFT FIELD
, but as time has proven were absolutely accurate. (BBC News)
"The United States is the only country in the world that elects its judges. We’re just way OUT IN LEFT FIELD
- former U.S. Supreme Court justice Sandra Day O'Connor
SYNONYMS: badly mistaken, way off base, off-target, on the wrong trackhttp://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/out_in_left_fie...
3. (idiomatic) An unexpected, bizarre, or unwatched source (especially in the phrases out of left field and from left field). --- Some of her comments really came from left field. I have no idea what she was thinking.
4. (idiomatic) An unusual or unexpected position, or a viewpoint held by very few others in contrast to the majority viewpoint (especially in the phrases out in left field
and way out in left field)http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/out+in+le...
out in left field
Fig. offbeat; unusual and eccentric. (See also out of left field.) Sally is a lot of fun, but she's sort of out in left field
. What a strange idea. It's really out in left field
If you say that someone or something has come out of left field or is out in left field
, you mean that they are untypical, unusual, or strange in some way.
The question came out of left field, but Mary Ann wasn't really surprised..., He is, like most theorists, out there in left field
, ignoring the experimental evidence.