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.
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The doctrine which from the very first origin of religious dissensions has been held by bigots of all sects, when condensed into a few words and stripped of rhetorical disguise, is simply this: I am in the right, and you are in the wrong," he observed in one essay.