the wrong side of (someone)

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the wrong side of (someone)

A status in which one is disliked by someone, usually for a particular reason. I know I'm on the wrong side of the teacher because I handed in my report late.
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wrong side of someone

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His appearance however was not unpleasing, in spite of his being in the opinion of Marianne and Margaret an absolute old bachelor, for he was on the wrong side of five and thirty; but though his face was not handsome, his countenance was sensible, and his address was particularly gentlemanlike.
Rankeillor's door to claim my inheritance, like a hero in a ballad; and here was I back again, a wandering, hunted blackguard, on the wrong side of Forth.
Then these cockneys, instead of starting at an easy pace, as a gentleman would do, generally set off at full speed from the very stable-yard; and when they want to stop, they first whip us, and then pull up so suddenly that we are nearly thrown on our haunches, and our mouths jagged with the bit -- they call that pulling up with a dash; and when they turn a corner they do it as sharply as if there were no right side or wrong side of the road.
She had told me, bit by bit, under pressure, a great deal; but a small shifty spot on the wrong side of it all still sometimes brushed my brow like the wing of a bat; and I remember how on this occasion--for the sleeping house and the concentration alike of our danger and our watch seemed to help-- I felt the importance of giving the last jerk to the curtain.
'Egad, ma'am, so was I,' said Bounderby, ' - with the wrong side of it.
Many of the lamps were already extinguished; a few country waggons were slowly toiling on, towards London; now and then, a stage-coach, covered with mud, rattled briskly by: the driver bestowing, as he passed, and admonitory lash upon the heavy waggoner who, by keeping on the wrong side of the road, had endangered his arriving at the office, a quarter of a minute after his time.
But some foolish people have got hold of the wrong side of that idea.
"Still, Tony, you were on the wrong side of the post then," remonstrates Mr.
The cushions were hard and unelastic, and the cues were so crooked that in making a shot you had to allow for the curve or you would infallibly put the "English" on the wrong side of the hall.
In one of the images, the car's boot appears to be open as it drives along the wrong side of the road.
In one of the images, the car's boot appears to be wide open as it drives along the wrong side of the road.
Summary: Rewari (Haryana) [India], June 24 (ANI): BJP leader Satish Khoda on Monday entered into the wrong side of the road in Haryana's Rewari and when was stopped by a home guard the politician created a ruckus.
A CAR hit speeds of over 100mph and drove on the wrong side of the road with its lights off during a police chase.
The state of road markings on the A811 were so bad a councillor veered onto the wrong side of the road.
THE Tyne Tunnel had to be closed overnight due to concern for a man nearby on the wrong side of the barriers.
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