the left hand doesn't know what the right hand's doing
the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing
In a situation or setting in which people are working together, certain people in the organization are ignorant of the actions of certain other people in the organization, leading to dysfunction. The contradictory emails I've gotten from that company lead me to believe that the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing.
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the ˌleft hand doesn’t know what the ˌright hand’s ˈdoing(saying, informal) one part of an organization, a group, etc. does not know what another part is doing: First I got a letter from them saying they couldn’t return my money, and then the next day they sent me a cheque. Obviously the left hand doesn’t know what the right hand’s doing.
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