in the wrong place at the wrong time

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in the wrong place at the wrong time

in the location where something bad is to happen exactly when it happens. I always get into trouble. I'm just in the wrong place at the wrong time. It isn't my fault. I was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.
See also: place, time, wrong
References in classic literature ?
Never mind; one can sometimes do good by being the right person in the wrong place.
Not being a very good scholar, Ralph gets some one else to write a love-letter for him, but when he copies it he puts all the stops in the wrong places, which makes the sense quite different from what he had intended, and instead of being full of pretty things the letter is full of insults.
I've got my first driving lesson next week - if I do a three point turn in the wrong place it could be curtains.