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Language: Old English
Origin: 'weak'

left

1 adjective
     
left1 S1 W1 [only before noun]
1 your left side is the side of your body that contains your heart [≠ right]:
She held out her left hand.
a scar on the left side of his face
2 on the same side of something as your left side [≠ right]:
Take the next left turn.
the left bank of the river
a pile of papers on the left side of the desk
3

have two left feet

informal to move in an awkward way when you are running or doing a sport:
a tall, clumsy-looking boy with two left feet
4

the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing

used to say that one part of a group or organization does not know what the other parts are doing

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