o Idioms

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Meaning 1
to be out in the left field of the baseball park
Sentence 1
Hank Aaron was a outfielder. He played out in left field.
Meaning 2
to be away from the action, from what's happening
Sentence 2
He's out in left field. He won't be used on this mediation team.

Derivation

"Out in left field" does not have a negative connotation in the literal sense. Some of the U.S.' best ball players have been leftfielders. However, in the derrivative form it does.

IDIOM ►
Meaning 1
to be outside the boundaries of play
Sentence 1
the basketball went out of bounds and the game stopped.
Meaning 2
not correct, not according to the rules
Sentence 2
Swearing is out of bounds in this office. Please do not do it.
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Meaning 1
not visible
Sentence 1
The birds are out of sight now and I missed a shot.
Meaning 2
too high
Sentence 2
This bill is out of sight. I won't pay it.