in the wrong


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in the wrong

Having 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

in the wrong

wrong; morally or legally incorrect. I am not in the wrong, you are. No, you are in the wrong.
See also: wrong

in the wrong

Mistaken, to blame. For example, The teacher was clearly in the wrong but refused to admit it, or Since he had driven straight through a red light, Jack was the one in the wrong. [c. 1400]
See also: wrong

in the ˈwrong

responsible for a mistake, an accident, a quarrel, etc: She is clearly in the wrong. She had no right to take the book.The accident wasn’t my fault. The other driver was totally in the wrong. OPPOSITE: in the right
See also: wrong