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off the wall

strange or very different Even though many people thought he was off the wall, they also thought he had very interesting ideas.
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off the wall

Eccentric, unconventional, as in That idea of opening a 100-seat theater is off the wall. This expression probably originated in baseball or some other sport in which the ball can bounce off a wall in an erratic way. [Colloquial; 1960s]
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off the wall

Slang
1. Extremely unconventional.
2. Without foundation; ridiculous: an accusation that is really off the wall.
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Off the Wall Locations are open seven days a week from 11:00am-10:00pm and until 11pm on Friday and Saturday.
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Off The Wall will be performing a two hour show with versions of all the classic Pink Floyd songs - and a few surprises - set to a backdrop of a massive moving light show, animations and videos.
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The fire spread and melted a gas fire off the wall releasing gas into the room which exploded.
On the opposite exterior is a composition of medieval figurines, individually held off the wall by steel arms and bases.
They were ordinary men who, when their homes and families were threatened with invasion, took their muskets off the wall and went off to fight--and often to die--defending their homes and their principles.
Off the Wall allows Facebook users to purchase products directly from a brand or user stream without leaving the Facebook environment.
PINK Floyd fans are in for a treat when Off the Wall visit Middlesbrough Town Hall.
Now Shearer's plate is off the wall and the replacement honours the pony-tailed, cigar-chomping Spanish golfer, Miguel Angel Jimenez.
Instead of making a spectacular catch, Roberts crashed into the wall, injuring his right knee as the ball bounced off the wall and back toward the infield.
Pink Floyd tribute band Off The Wall return to Huddersfield Town Hall this month.
The specifics are provocatively off the wall with such potentialities-as-screenings being advertised of: Who Cares--The Duane Peters Story, Skater Dater, The Bones Brigade, Fruit of the Vine, Aloha Spirit, Chlorine and Surfy's Law.
Jeanette Cave, proprietor of Cave's Newsagents, in Coventry Road, Fillongley, checked the video recordings after a cigarette machine mysteriously fell off the wall on Saturday night.
He is caught staring straight into the lens of the CCTV camera as he is about to tear it off the wall.