off-the-wall


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off-the-wall

(ôf′thə-wôl′, ŏf′-)
adj. Informal
1. Very unconventional or unusual: manic, off-the-wall creativity; off-the-wall humor.
2. Exhibiting bizarre behavior; crazy: their off-the-wall friends.

off-the-wall

adj
(off the wall when postpositive) slang new or unexpected in an unconventional or eccentric way: an off-the-wall approach to humour.
[C20: possibly from the use of the phrase in handball and squash to describe a shot that is unexpected]

off′-the-wall′



adj. Informal.
unconventional; bizarre.
[1970–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.off-the-wall - conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusualoff-the-wall - 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"
unconventional - not conventional or conformist; "unconventional life styles"

off-the-wall

Translations

off-the-wall

[ˌɒfðəˈwɔːl] ADJ [idea etc] → disparatado
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The playwright said: "We hope our audience will get as much pleasure out of seeing the antics of the Off-The-Wall Theatre Company as we've had in bringing them to life.
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