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noun
Baseball.
  1. the area of the outfield to the left of center field, as viewed from home plate.
  2. the position of the player covering this area.
Slang. a position or circumstance that is remote from an ordinary or general trend.
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Idioms about left field

    out in left field, Slang. completely mistaken; wrong.

Origin of left field

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60
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British Dictionary definitions for left field

left-field

adjective
informal regarded as being outside the mainstream; unconventional

Word Origin for left-field

C20: from baseball term left field, the area of the outfield to the batter's left, regarded as the scene of little action
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Other Idioms and Phrases with left field

left field

see out in left field.

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