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right and left

From or on all sides; from multiple places or sources; with great frequency. Also seen as "left and right." We've been getting requests for these right and left—we can barely keep them in stock.
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right and left

 and left and right
to both sides; on all sides; everywhere. I dropped the tennis balls, and they rolled right and left. There were children everywhererunning right and left.
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right and left

In or from all directions, on every side, as in Questions were coming right and left, or She was giving orders right and left. This idiom, first recorded in 1839, uses the directions right and left to signify all sides.
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ˌright and ˈleft

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ˌleft and ˈright

everywhere: She owes money right and left.
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right and left

From all directions or on every side: criticism coming right and left; questions raised from right and left.
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References in classic literature ?
For two or three minutes they circled about him until, at a word from Numabo, they closed in simultaneously, and though the slender young lieutenant struck out to right and left, he was soon overwhelmed by superior numbers and beaten down by the hafts of spears in brawny hands.
With mighty blows the man buffeted the beasts to right and left, but ever they returned in bestial rage to renew the encounter.
He had not a single confidant, even his cashier had no idea whence came the large sums of money which he had paid away right and left.
He decided to give up the pursuit, and lay down in the grass, protected right and left by the row of palms, with on either hand the long avenue extending.
Batterbury winced, and looked about him to the right and left, as if he wanted to run away.
Ponta lashed out, right and left, savagely as ever, and though Joe blocked the blows, such was the force of them that he was knocked backward several steps.