天外飛來一筆 (traditional, Pinyin tiān wài fēi lái yībǐ, simplified 天外飞来一笔)
- Insert a sentence into a place where it is completely unrelated to what came before or after it; To say or do something out of left field.
- 2006: anon, 高层主管的决定不实用怎么办 (What to do when a decision by senior management is not practical)
- People who are faced with a policy from the big boss that comes out of left field are often at a loss as to what to do. How is a low level employee to respond?