Definitions

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  • adj. From out of left field; off-the-wall

Etymologies

left +‎ field (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • She could have gone romcom, happy endings, sides of buses, but instead, after a handful of critically acclaimed roles in leftfield, "difficult" films including American Psycho and Lars von Trier's Dogville, she agreed to perform unsimulated oral sex on co-star and director Vincent Gallo in 2003's The Brown Bunny.

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  • He popped out to shortstop Yuniesky Betancourt, who made the play a foot into foul territory in short leftfield, off reliever Dusty Hughes for the second out in the sixth.

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  • Tim Key took a year out after winning the Edinburgh comedy award in 2009 with Slutcracker and is back with Masterslut Pleasance, a similar blend of short poems, arty film clips and leftfield mayhem.

    Edinburgh fringe comedy roundup

  • Over the length of a C90 (naturally), the continuous mix features tracks from 15 of the leftfield electronic/rock acts that will perform, notably Neu!,

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  • Cahill breaks up the music with a string of leftfield jokes and well-crafted prop gags; he's a model-maker when not onstage, and brings a strong visual sensibility that complements the whole package.

    This week's new comedy

  • He won't stand for such leftfield culinary madness.

    The Hotel: Grace Dent's TV OD

  • The Diplo-produced Beat of My Drum hinted at her leftfield ambitions; the slower, funereal I and the heartbreaking fame parable Sticks + Stones sounded grownup, introspective and happily odd.

    Nicola Roberts: Cinderella's Eyes – review

  • Slowing things down to 100bpm, occasionally dropping the beats altogether, Jaar made the packed room his own, splicing together ambient electroacoustic pieces, leftfield electronic pop/dance, world musics, and heavily manipulated edits of everything from contemporary R&B to the jazz standard, Summertime.

    Nicolas Jaar is the renaissance man of electronic music

  • Kane's stand-up (as usual, with a cheeky but thought-provoking take on the social anthropology of his native Essex) is always a reliable source of entertainment, while Conaty's leftfield character comedy and lovable anecdotal material shows why the judges are tipping her to go far.

    This week's new comedy

  • Make of that what you will, given what you've just read, but it all sounds way out of the leftfield.

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