right side, on someone's

on (one's) right side

In the position of being pleasing to one; in one's good favor. The boss is so fickle that it can be hard to stay on his right side. If you want to get on my mom's right side, I suggest getting a bit dressed up for dinner.
See also: on, right, side
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right side, on someone's

Also, on someone's good side. In someone's favor. It is often put as get or keep or stay on someone's right side , as in We must get on Bill's right side if we're to get approval of our plans, or Jane had a hard time staying on the good side of her difficult supervisor. The antonym on someone's wrong side, means "in someone's disfavor," as in I got on her wrong side by opening my mouth once too often. Also see wrong side.
See also: on, right
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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