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English definition of “come out of left field”

come out of left field

US informal
to be completely unexpected and often unusual: Her comments came out of left field.Not expected or planned
(Definition of come out of left field from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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