right and left


right and left
right and left or right, left, and centre
informal in large numbers or amounts

They're buying up companies right and left.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • RIGHT AND LEFT — (right: Heb. יָמִין; Akk. imnu, imittu; Ugaritic, ymn; left: Heb. שְׂמֹאל; Akk. šumēlu; Ugaritic, (u)šmʾal; and common Semitic). The biblical usages of right and left are basically fourfold: right as opposed to left; directions (cardinal points); …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Right and left — Right Right (r[imac]t), a. [OE. right, riht, AS. riht; akin to D. regt, OS. & OHG. reht, G. recht, Dan. ret, Sw. r[ a]tt, Icel. r[ e]ttr, Goth. ra[ i]hts, L. rectus, p. p. of regere to guide, rule; cf. Skr. [.r]ju straight, right. [root]115. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • right and left — {adv. phr.} In or from every direction; all around; on all sides. * /The knight rode into battle striking at the enemy right and left with his broadsword./ * /When the talk ended, questions were thrown at the speaker right and left./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • right and left — {adv. phr.} In or from every direction; all around; on all sides. * /The knight rode into battle striking at the enemy right and left with his broadsword./ * /When the talk ended, questions were thrown at the speaker right and left./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • right and left — I. adverb 1. : on or toward the right and the left : toward the right and then the left dodged right and left 2. : on both or all sides : in both or all directions troops looting right and left A.N.Dragnich social events … have been rained out… …   Useful english dictionary

  • right-and-left — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective 1. a. : of or relating to the right and the left b. : designed for right and left feet or for right and left hands 2. : of, relating to, or constituting a screw, pipe coupling, coupling, turnbuckle, or sleeve nut formed… …   Useful english dictionary

  • right\ and\ left — adv. phr. In or from every direction; all around; on all sides. The knight rode into battle striking at the enemy right and left with his broadsword. When the talk ended, questions were thrown at the speaker right and left …   Словарь американских идиом

  • right and left — to the right and to the left, from both/all directions, to both/all directions …   English contemporary dictionary

  • right and left — Synonyms and related words: abroad, all about, all round, aside, askance, askant, asquint, broadly, broadside, broadside on, crabwise, edgeway, edgeways, edgewise, extensively, far and near, far and wide, glancingly, infinitely, laterad,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • right and left — adverb Date: 1735 on both or all sides ; in every direction ; everywhere …   New Collegiate Dictionary


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