left and right

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of left and right

: in a very quick and uncontrolled way
  • She has been spending money left and right.
: in all directions
  • He was calling out names left and right.
  • The police were stopping cars left and right.

Word by Word Definitions

left play
  1. : of, relating to, situated on, or being the side of the body in which the heart is mostly located

  2. : done with the left hand

  3. : located nearer to the left hand than to the right

  1. : the left hand

  2. : the location or direction of the left side

  3. : the part on the left side

  1. : past tense and past participle of leave

right play
  1. : righteous, upright

  2. : being in accordance with what is just, good, or proper

  3. : conforming to facts or truth : correct

  1. : qualities (such as adherence to duty or obedience to lawful authority) that together constitute the ideal of moral propriety or merit moral approval

  2. : something to which one has a just claim: such as

  3. : the power or privilege to which one is justly entitled

  1. : according to right

  2. : in the exact location, position, or moment : precisely

  3. : in a suitable, proper, or desired manner

  1. : to do justice to : redress the injuries of

  2. : justify, vindicate

  3. : avenge


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