be in the wrong


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be in the wrong

To have done something incorrect or inappropriate. The other driver was totally in the wrong—he hit me, after all! I was in the wrong to assume that you two had reconciled. I should have checked before inviting you both to the dinner party.
See also: wrong

be in the wrong

to have done something which is wrong, for which you should be blamed If they failed to notice the damage, they're definitely in the wrong. I fully accept that I was in the wrong and I think I ought to apologize.
See also: wrong