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with one's left hand

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with one's left hand

adverb phrase

At less than full efficiency; more or less casually: Talese said, ''The Frank Sinatra piece is something I dashed off with my left hand''

[the Oxford English Dictionary in the 1903 volume lists work with the left hand, ''implying inefficiency of performance,'' as obsolete, without dates or examples]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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