righty tighty, lefty loosey(redirected from righty-tighty lefty-loosy)
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!
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