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What's "left and right" mean?

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Rebecca

"Left and right" is an expression which means on all sides, in a quick and uncontrolled manner. Here, "Supreme Court invalidating acts left and right" means "Supreme Court invalidating acts in a quick, uncontrolled manner." Ex: He's just breaking hearts, left and right. Ex: The cat is breaking things in the house, left and right.

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