loosey


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lefty loosey, righty tighty

A mnemonic used to remember the correct direction to rotate something along threads in order to loosen or tighten it, such as screws, lids of jars, or nuts along bolts. ("Left" means counter-clockwise rotation, "right" means clockwise rotation.) No, no, you're turning the screwdriver the wrong way. Lefty loosey, righty tighty!
See also: lefty, righty, tighty

righty tighty, lefty loosey

A mnemonic used to remember the correct direction to rotate something along threads in order to loosen or tighten it, such as screws, lids of jars, or nuts along bolts. ("Left" means counter-clockwise rotation, "right" means clockwise rotation.) No, no, you're turning the screwdriver the wrong way. Righty tighty, lefty loosey!
See also: lefty, loosey, righty
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