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Definition of left field noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


    left field

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  1. 1 (in baseball) the left part of the field from where the player who is hitting the ball (the batter ) is standing; the position played by the person who is there
  2. 2 (informal) an opinion or a position that is strange or unusual and a long way from the normal position The governor is way out in left field on this issue.
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