Definitions for off-the-wall
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal
Origin of off-the-wall:
bizarre, eccentric, freakish, freaky, flaky, flakey, gonzo, off-the-wall, outlandish, outre(adj)
conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual
"restaurants of bizarre design--one like a hat, another like a rabbit"; "famed for his eccentric spelling"; "a freakish combination of styles"; "his off-the-wall antics"; "the outlandish clothes of teenagers"; "outre and affected stage antics"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
unusual and slightly crazy
an off-the-wall idea/suggestion
Wildly unconventional; bizarre; absurd.
His behaviour today is off-the-wall.
Origin: Perhaps from baseball or other games played with a ball, alluding to unpredictable bounces.
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