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come out of left field

Definition of come out of left field

US informal

  1. :  to be very surprising and unexpected <That question came out of left field.>



Word by Word Definitions

comeplay
  1. :  to move toward something :  approach

    :  to move or journey to a vicinity with a specified purpose

    :  to reach a particular station in a series

  1. :  in a direction away from the inside or center

    :  outside

    :  from among others

  1. :  eject, oust

    :  to identify publicly as being such secretly

    :  to identify as being a closet homosexual

  1. : used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. :  situated outside :  external

    :  out-of-bounds

    :  situated at a distance :  outlying

  1. :  outside

    :  one who is out of office or power or on the outside

    :  an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

leftplay
  1. :  of, relating to, situated on, or being the side of the body in which the heart is mostly located

    :  done with the left hand

    :  located nearer to the left hand than to the right

  1. :  the left hand

    :  the location or direction of the left side

    :  the part on the left side

  1. : past and past participle of leave

fieldplay
  1. :  an open land area free of woods and buildings

    :  an area of land marked by the presence of particular objects or features

    :  an area of cleared enclosed land used for cultivation or pasture

  1. :  of or relating to a field: as

    :  growing in or inhabiting the fields or open country

    :  made, conducted, or used in the field

  1. :  to catch or pick up (as a batted ball) and usually throw to a teammate

    :  to take care of or respond to (as a telephone call or a request)

    :  to give an impromptu answer or solution to


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