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came out of left field

came out of left field

Date: Jun 29 2006


1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

“That’s one of my favorite scenes in the movie…and people hate it. They go, ‘That scene just completely came out of left field.”

Actor Paul Walker, talking about a scene in his movie Running Scared.


1. Definition - Study the definition.

was a surprise, was unexpected; came out of nowhere

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

When something comes out of left field, it is a complete surprise. In the movie Fight Club, I did not expect Brad Pitt and Edward Norton to be the same character. That just came out of left field for me.

In the example above, Paul Walker is talking about a controversial scene in his new movie. “People hate it,” he says, because it is so unexpected.

To see an example of something that comes out of left field, watch this video.


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

“Google just came out of left field and blew away the competition.”


1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

Out of the ordinary, out of context, outstanding!
by melirubi
hossein99 unconventional or unusual.
by hossein99
an idea that has nothing to do with the subject being discussed
by Stoney
Lipzy Unusual, unexpected, or irrational
by Lipzy
Came from no where,bizarre or unconnected to the film
by cougarcar1
he meas that the scene is eccentric, unusual.
by vanja
It means it came out of no where. You weren't expecting it, it just appeared. Karicr@aol.com
by karicr

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