come out of left field (to)

 Surprise; suddenly become visible or important (baseball).

American business jargon. 2014.

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  • left field — left ,field noun uncount in baseball, the part of the OUTFIELD that is left of HOME PLATE, or the position of the player who defends this area come out of left field AMERICAN INFORMAL if something comes out of left field, it surprises you because …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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  • come — come1 [ kʌm ] (past tense came [ keım ] ; past participle come) verb *** ▸ 1 move/travel (to here) ▸ 2 reach particular state ▸ 3 start doing something ▸ 4 reach particular point ▸ 5 be received ▸ 6 happen ▸ 7 exist or be produced ▸ 8 be… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • come — come1 W1S1 [kʌm] v past tense came [keım] past participle come ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(move towards somebody/something)¦ 2¦(go with somebody)¦ 3¦(travel to a place)¦ 4¦(post)¦ 5¦(happen)¦ 6¦(reach a level/place)¦ 7¦(be produce …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • come — v. & n. v.intr. (past came; past part. come) 1 move, be brought towards, or reach a place thought of as near or familiar to the speaker or hearer (come and see me; shall we come to your house?; the books have come). 2 reach or be brought to a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • left — left1 [ left ] adjective *** on the side of your body that is to the west if you are facing north: He wore a wedding ring on his left hand. Your left eye looks sore. She had seriously damaged her left knee in the previous game. a. on the left… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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