Mari Kim
I want to make sure the idiom "off the wall" means. I learned today about the idiom "off the wall". I want to know the origin of the idiom. In this idiom, preposition "off" means to be away from a place or postion and I guess "off the wall" means literally something is away from a "wall" and it refers that something is away from usual thing and it is different from other. Am I correct? If I am not, could you correct me? Thank you very much!
Oct 30, 2017 3:01 AM
Answers · 2
"Off the wall" is a phrase that people use to express something as crazy, wild, odd, bizarre etc. Example: That party was off the wall!
October 30, 2017
The expression comes from the late 1950s, but the originating metaphor is unknown. It likely refers to a sport like baseball, where a ball may literally be played as it caroms off the wall, often with wild and unpredictable bounces.
October 30, 2017
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