I'm a bit to the left on that one.

gino ginelli

Member
italian & italy
Hello all,

I heard the phrase "I'm a bit to the left on that one" and was just wondering what exactly it means?

Thanks
 
  • gino ginelli

    Member
    italian & italy
    Context was a conversation I overheard. Someone was asked a question (can't remember what) and they replied with "I'm a bit to the left on that one" it was definitely them disagreeing with what they were asked but I was just wondering what the origin of the phrase is when using the word "left".
     

    Language Hound

    Senior Member
    American English
    Given the lack of context, my guess is that the person might have meant that they have a somewhat liberal view or stand on the issue (whatever "that one" refers to).
     

    lingobingo

    Senior Member
    English - England
    Yes, it’s impossible to be sure, since it’s not a standard expression. But being “left” (or “right”) often refers to one’s political outlook.
     
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