in the wrong

idiom

: in the position or situation of being wrong
We had an argument and each of us thinks that the other was in the wrong.

Examples of in the wrong in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The driver of the van then drove onto the 405 Freeway in the wrong direction, striking several vehicles coming the other way before crashing into a semi-trailer cab near the Wilshire Boulevard onramp, police said. Nathan Solis, Los Angeles Times, 17 May 2024 Every delay in building the state’s resilience to climate change moves California in the wrong direction and exacerbates the statewide risk of severe wildfires, flooding, landslides, chronic asthma and cancer from air pollution and property loss from rising sea levels. Bill Magavern, The Mercury News, 14 May 2024 Since Ortiz was living with Rosado at her home, along with her three young children, she was killed for being in the wrong place at the wrong time, investigators say. David Goodhue, Miami Herald, 9 May 2024 Federal prosecutors in Washington, D.C., have filed new charges against former Nebraska Rep. Jeffrey Fortenberry, after an appeals court threw out his criminal conviction in a campaign finance case because the court said he had been tried in the wrong venue. Kathryn Watson, CBS News, 9 May 2024 Yet Benna rejects the idea that 401(k)s took the country in the wrong direction. Michael Steinberger Malcolm Hillgartner Tanya Pérez Steven Szczesniak, New York Times, 8 May 2024 The vehicle that struck Mitchell’s, according to the coroner, was traveling in the wrong lane. Mike Stunson, Kansas City Star, 8 May 2024 The teen wasn't struck by the bullets, but in several other shootings across the country, people accidentally in the wrong place have been injured or killed when they were shot at. Jeanine Santucci, USA TODAY, 3 May 2024 Sunday’s episode may show Ed and Liz’s apologies — or prove their relationship is headed in the wrong direction pre-wedding. Kelly Wynne, Peoplemag, 19 Apr. 2024

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“In the wrong.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20the%20wrong. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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