two left feet, have

have two left feet

To be unable to dance gracefully; to have awkward or clumsy footwork while dancing. I've always had two left feet, so I was really nervous about our first dance after the wedding.
See also: feet, have, left, two

two left feet, have

Be clumsy, as in I'll never get the hang of this dance; I've got two left feet. This expression conjures up an image of feet that are not symmetrical, as left and right are, therefore causing imbalance or stumbling. It was first recorded in 1915.
See also: have, left, two