left Idioms & Phrases


Left bank of a river

  • that which is on the left hand of a person whose face is turned downstream.
Webster 1913

Left bower

  • . See under 2d Bower.
Webster 1913

Left center

  • the members whose sympathies are, in the main, with the members of the Left, but who do not favor extreme courses, and on occasions vote with the government. They sit between the Center and the extreme Left.
Webster 1913

Over the left shoulder, ∨ Over the left

  • an old but still current colloquialism, or slang expression, used as an aside to indicate insincerity, negation, or disbelief; as, he said it, and it is true, over the left.
Webster 1913