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left field

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

Origin of left field

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60
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Idioms and Phrases with left field

left field


see out in left field.

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