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off the wall

surprising and ​unusual: an off-the-wall ​joke off-the-wall ​leisurepursuits
(Definition of off the wall from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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)
Translations of “off the wall”
in Chinese (Simplified) 惊人的,不同寻常的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 驚人的,不同尋常的…
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