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Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceQuotations · 1 decade ago

What is the meaning of "He doesn't know his left hand from his right"?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The better way of saying that is "The left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing." Meaning that there are too many chiefs and not enough Indians. In a large company many departments may be unknowingly undermining the other.

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  • 1 decade ago

    "He is amoral" meaning he has no concept of what is right and wrong.

    The "left hand-right hand" symbolism has something to do with the capability to know right from wrong--in short, morality.

    There is another parallel to this: "Do not let your right hand know what the left hand does and vice versa" (more often than not an aphorism of politicians).

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  • mjdp
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Not very clever/practical

    Another Irish expression

    "He wouldn't let his right hand know what his left hand is doing"

    He is so sly (or mean) he would not let anybody know what he is up to.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Means he is dumb....

    just like he doesnt know his right shoe from his left shoe... just means they are really stupid

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  • It's a humorous pun that means the person in question is beyond stupid.At least,that's what I've always been told.

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  • Hermit
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    What it means is that he can use either hand to jcak off.

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  • Annie
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Total state of confusion - hasn't a clue!

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  • 1 decade ago

    kindalike eh doesnt know his *** from a holein the ground it menas he doesnt know what hes doing

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  • Pen
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Made up by a right hander.

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  • 1 decade ago

    It means the person is REALLY stupid.

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