American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Informal Very unconventional or unusual: manic, off-the-wall creativity; off-the-wall humor.
- adj. Informal Exhibiting bizarre behavior; crazy: their off-the-wall friends.
- adj. conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual
- Perhaps from baseball or other games played with a ball, alluding to unpredictable bounces. (Wiktionary)
“Ricky Santorum, he who lost his Senate seat because of off-the-wall statements and behaviors ....”
“My new favorite web find (thanks to SuperPunch) is a Flickr gallery of CubeDudes, a collection of Lego figures that resemble (among other folks) some science fictional characters, both common and off-the-wall.”
“After all, the logical games and off-the-wall situations presented by Lewis Carroll in both Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There parallel much of the nonsense language and narrative dissociation one sometimes feels living in this first decade of the twenty-first century.”
“This guy is as off-the-wall in his own way as Ray Lafferty used to be.”
“There's one kid there that's got a rock element about him that's totally off-the-wall," Tyler said.”
“At the time, prior to any Watergate revelations, he made what seemed to be an utterly off-the-wall prediction.”
“Scene-stealer Sherri Shepherd rose to the occasion as Tracy's wife Angie, who is just as off-the-wall and out of touch with reality as her crazy hubby.”
“And in Kutcher, the show's producers have found another willing party for those off-the-wall antics — including, the actors hint, a touch of nudity.”
“My father, a normally serious state trooper, became so boisterous and off-the-wall he was forced to take some time off.”
“It's 18 months since Tim Key won the 2009 Edinburgh Comedy Award for The Slutcracker, an off-the-wall but entirely masterful melange of comic poetry, surreal video and peculiar audience interaction.”
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