left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing

left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing

Prov. One part of an organization does not know what another part is doing. (Biblical.) It was evident that the left hand did not know what the right hand was doing when we planned our potluck dinner party, since everyone brought dessert and no one brought a main dish.
See also: hand, know, left, right
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The left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing or which side of the coin is up or down.