What is the meaning of "He doesn't know his left hand from his right"?
- no nicknameLv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
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.
- BummerangLv 51 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).
- mjdpLv 41 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.
- Ashley PLv 61 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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- 1 decade ago
It's a humorous pun that means the person in question is beyond stupid.At least,that's what I've always been told.
- HermitLv 41 decade ago
What it means is that he can use either hand to jcak off.
- AnnieLv 41 decade ago
Total state of confusion - hasn't a clue!
- LilmisssassyLv 41 decade ago
kindalike eh doesnt know his *** from a holein the ground it menas he doesnt know what hes doing
- PenLv 51 decade ago
Made up by a right hander.
- 1 decade ago
It means the person is REALLY stupid.