keep on the right side of (someone)

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keep on the right side of (someone)

To remain the object of someone's favor; to do something that causes someone to be pleased. The superintendent is a powerful woman in the school district, so be sure to keep on the right side of her. I'm hoping to keep on the right side of John with this cake I baked for him.
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keep on the right side of someone

 and keep on the good side of someone; stay on the good side of someone; stay on the right side of someone
Fig. to remain in someone's favor. (This has nothing to do with the right-hand side.) You had better keep on the right side of Mr. Franklin. He's very particular. I will keep on the good side of him.
See also: keep, of, on, right, side
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

get/keep on the right/wrong ˈside of somebody

try to please somebody and not annoy them/annoy somebody and make them dislike you: She got on the wrong side of her boss after criticizing him in a meeting.
See also: get, keep, of, on, right, side, somebody, wrong
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