If you do something left, right, and centre does that mean you do it everywhere? Rob's being doing just that but what's he been doing it with? Neil has an explanation in this episode of The English We Speak.
Feifei: Hello and welcome to The English We Speak, I'm Feifei...
Neil: And hello I'm Neil.
Feifei: Hey Neil, I couldn't help overhearing just now but Rob say he'd bought a new sports car?
Neil: Yes, a red one with one of those tops that folds back.
Feifei: It must have cost him a fortune!
Neil: Oh you know Rob – he spends money left, right and centre.
Feifei: You mean he spends it in all directions?
Neil: That's right.
Feifei: So he spends money in Oxford Street – to the left. Bond Street – to the right. And sometimes at Oxford Circus – in the centre?
Neil: I didn't mean physically on the left, right, and centre. It's a phrase that just means everywhere or all the time.
Feifei: Ah got it. I suppose left, right, and centre is everywhere – in all directions.
Neil: That's correct– and there are examples left, right, and centre – such as these...
I'm not surprised the cafe closed. It's been losing customers left and right over the past couple of years.
You can't miss that new film; they've been promoting it left, right, and centre.
Feifei: That's left, right, and centre – a phrase to mean everywhere or all the time. So how does Rob afford a new sports car?
菲菲：left, right, and centre这个短语的意思是到处或一直。那罗布怎么买得起一辆新跑车？
Neil: Well our boss has been handing out bonuses left, right, and centre – he must have got a big one!
Feifei: The bonuses aren't that big. It's the bank – they're happy to give out loans left, right, and centre!
Neil: I think you may be right – anyway the good thing is he'll take us for a drive in his new car. And here he comes now...
Rob: Hi there. Jump in!