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left field

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noun
  1. 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.
  2. Slang. a position or circumstance that is remote from an ordinary or general trend.
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Idioms
  1. out in left field, Slang. completely mistaken; wrong.
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Origin of left field

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60
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Related Words for left field

incorrect, tasteless, unsuitable, unseemly, improper, wrong, irrelevant, disproportionate, oblivion, nothingness, nowhere, Siberia, garbage, ill-suited, ill-timed, inapplicable, incongruous, indecorous, inept, malapropos

Idioms and Phrases with left field

left field

see out in left field.

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