off the wall

This page is about the slang term off the wall


eccentric, extreme, unconventional

For example

  • Some of the clothes that young fashion designers create these days are so off the wall that no-one could possibly wear them in daily life.

  • Some of Jenny's ideas seem pretty off the wall when you first hear them, but when she explains them you can see where she's coming from.

Quick Quiz

Many of Captain Beefheart's songs are really off the wall. They are

a. very strange

b. really terrible

c. not original

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Contributor: Matt Errey