off-the-wall

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Etymology[edit]

Perhaps from baseball or other games played with a ball, alluding to unpredictable bounces.

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off-the-wall (comparative more off-the-wall, superlative most off-the-wall)

  1. (idiomatic) Wildly unconventional; bizarre; absurd.
    What kind of a harebrained, off-the-wall idea is that?
    She is a very off-the-wall character.
  2. (idiomatic) Greatly inappropriate.
    His behaviour today is off-the-wall.

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