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left hand down a bit expression or saying

A navigation direction given when unsure, or to suggest that the navigator is unsure


—Where do we go now?
—Left hand down a bit!


From the BBC radio comedy The Navy Lark, in which Sub-Lt. Phillips played a woefully inept navigation officer, and used it as a catchphrase


Iliff family – 1950s
Mark’s family growing up

Submitted: 29/10/2023 by Mark

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