out in left field


US, informal
: very strange or unusual
ideas that are out in left field
Her position is way out in left field.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The catch is that almost none has showed any real benefit to patients, leading many experts to conclude that the entire field was, well, out in left field. Brenda Goodman, CNN, 4 Oct. 2022 People need to feel free to speak up and share new ideas, even if those ideas are coming from way out in left field. Kevin Collins, Forbes, 28 Sep. 2021

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“Out in left field.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/out%20in%20left%20field. Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

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