Idioms: Out 0f Left Field

Sports are often the reference point for idioms.  If you are a baseball fan you’ve been watching lots of games.  Have many balls come…

OUT OF LEFT FIELD

She got fired because most of her ideas came out of left field.

This idiom means: odd, strange, unexpected

There is debate about the origins, although most relate it to baseball.  Some of the possibilities: left field is a long way from home plate,  If a runner is headed home from third a ball thrown from left field appears to come out of nowhere, a  ballpark that no longer exists in Chicago had a psychiatric institute behind the left field wall.

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