Meaning of “off the wall” in the English Dictionary

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"off the wall" in British English

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off the wall

surprising and unusual:

an off-the-wall joke
off-the-wall leisure pursuits

(Definition of “off the wall” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"off the wall" in American English

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off the walladjective

us /ˈɔf ðə ˈwɔl/

strange or very different, often intentionally:

Teenagers love his off-the-wall comedy.

(Definition of “off the wall” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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