get on the wrong side of (someone)

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get on the wrong side of (someone)

To be or become displeasing to someone; to do something that provokes someone's anger, contempt, or dismissal. Be sure not to get on the wrong side of the superintendent— she's a powerful woman in the school district. I'm afraid I may have gotten on the wrong side of your friend with my off-color remarks.
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