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Adroitʹ

properly means “to the right” (French, à droite). The French call a person who is not adroit gauche (left-handed), meaning awkward, boorish.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Gauche (French, the left hand)