on the right/wrong side of (someone)

idiom

: doing things that cause someone to like or dislike one
If you get on the wrong side of him he can be very mean.

Examples of on the right/wrong side of (someone) in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If that holds, the Ducks likely will be on the wrong side of the NCAA bubble. Jon Wilner, The Mercury News, 7 Feb. 2024 How to comply Here’s how to stay on the right side of the law. Howard Cohen, Miami Herald, 24 Jan. 2024 Authorities described Roush as a White male who is 6 feet 2 inches tall, weighing approximately 180 pounds and having a scar on the right side of his head, while Bryant is a Black male who is 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighing around 145 pounds. Greg Norman, Fox News, 24 Jan. 2024 In this case, everything on the right side of that equation remains constant. Rhett Allain, WIRED, 21 Jan. 2024 According to fire officials, a family living on the right side of the duplex made it out safely without any injury. Justin Muszynski, Hartford Courant, 8 Jan. 2024 The incident occurred around 9:30 a.m. in Lake Tahoe, Calif. at the Palisades Tahoe ski resort on the right side of the KT-22 chairlift. Charna Flam, Peoplemag, 12 Jan. 2024 Duren elevated for his patented, thunderous two-handed slam while Kessler tried to recover and jumped for a block, but was too late and ended up on the wrong side of Duren's poster. Jared Ramsey, Detroit Free Press, 4 Jan. 2024 Hours after Ohioans voted, Mr. Brown posted a video on social media that framed his three potential Republican challengers as sitting on the wrong side of the issue. Anjali Huynh, New York Times, 29 Nov. 2023 See More

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“On the right/wrong side of (someone).” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20the%20right%2Fwrong%20side%20of%20%28someone%29. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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