the wrong side of the tracks

the wrong side of the tracks

also the other side of the tracks
the poor area of a city or town She was brought up on the wrong side of the tracks in a small southern town.
Usage notes: sometimes used in the forms the wrong side of town or the wrong side of the street: Her family was clearly from the wrong side of town.
Etymology: based on the idea that a poor area is often divided from the rest of a town by railroad tracks
See also: of, side, track, wrong
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It tells the true story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and their rise to stardom from the wrong side of the tracks.
JASON DAY has revealed being turned on to golf by his coach and surrogate father saved him from a life on the wrong side of the tracks.
Following their rise to stardom from the wrong side of the tracks, these four boys from New Jersey became one of the most successful bands in pop history.
Jersey Boys tells the true life story of four boys from the wrong side of the tracks who wrote their own songs, invented their own unique sound, and sold 175 million records worldwide.
This is the real story of The Four Seasons, four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who, in the relatively brief time they were together, sold 175 million records.
It's the true story of four boys from the wrong side of the tracks who became Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and sold 175 million records.
Robert's character in Twlight, Edward, is like that moody kid on the wrong side of the tracks who every girl wanted to try and fix.
Discover how four New Jersey boys from the wrong side of the tracks invented their own sound, wrote their own songs, and became one of the biggest pop sensations of all time, taking the world by storm, all before the age of 30.
For the uninitiated, Jersey Boys tells the remarkable true story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and their rise to stardom from the wrong side of the tracks.
Singer Frankie Valli (John Lloyd Young) and his group escape from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey to become the 60s sensation The Four Seasons.
Gunday, set in the 1970s Kolkata, chronicles the lives of two young men who live on the wrong side of the tracks.
According to Nick, Reynolds was a quintessential Englishman who happened to spend some of his life on the wrong side of the tracks.
The fourth story is about a boy growing up on the wrong side of the tracks.
We're jogging in familiar territory here, following a talented 200m sprinter from the wrong side of the tracks, whose raw talent propels her into the British relay squad where she clashes with the team's privileged golden girl.
Superficially, the teenagers seem to be cut from similar cloth, both products of single, alcoholic parents living on the wrong side of the tracks in New York.