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off the wall

Strange, wacky, or unusual. Her hypothesis is really off the wall, but the facts seem to support it. The millionaire investor is a little off the wall, and you never know what he's going to say in the board meetings.
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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

1 eccentric or unconventional. 2 (of a person) crazy or angry. 3 (of an accusation) without basis or foundation. North American informal
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off the ˈwall

(informal) unusual and amusing; slightly crazy: Some of his ideas are really off the wall.They’ve both got a rather off-the-wall sense of humour.
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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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