give me one high and outside


The ghosbusters with their energy weapons are hunting a ghost in the ballroom of a hotel. Peter to Ray:
-- Ok, Ray, just give me one high and outside.
And Ray shoots at the ghost with a stream of energy from his weapon.
Ghostbusters, movie

The brown phrase, how do I understand it? Thank you.
  • Egmont

    Senior Member
    English - U.S.
    Just to add to the baseball metaphor: a pitch that is a little bit high and outside (but not too much) is very attractive to batters. They can hit it easily for a long distance.