Wrong Side of the Tracks, the

Also: From the wrong side of the tracks Living on the wrong side of the tracks Right side of the tracks Meaning Of Idiom ‘The Wrong Side of the Tracks’ The wrong side of the tracks is the poorer side of town; the part of town where people live who are considered of a lower … Read more

Get Up on the Wrong Side of the Bed, to

To get up on the wrong side of the bed is a very old saying, but it wasn’t always used figuratively. It’s been around since at least Roman times. 1Jarvie, Gordon. Bloomsbury Dictionary of Idioms. London: & C Black, 2009. Meaning of Idiom ‘Get Up on the Wrong Side of the Bed’ To get up on … Read more

Dead Wrong

Meaning of Idiom ‘Dead Wrong’ To be dead wrong means to be completely wrong. 1Spears, Richard A. McGraw-Hill’s American Idioms Dictionary. Boston: McGraw Hill, 2008. Examples Of Use “I thought he was the right choice for the job but I was dead wrong.” “I know I was dead wrong but I was given incorrect information. Origin … Read more

Bark Up the Wrong Tree

Meaning of Idiom ‘Bark Up the Wrong Tree’ To bark up the wrong tree means to waste your time or energy by doing something in the wrong way or by taking the wrong path; to do something based on an incorrect line of thought or course of action. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin … Read more

Back the Wrong Horse

Also: Bet on the wrong horse Meaning of Idiom Back the Wrong Horse: to make the wrong choice concerning who or what you support and to support a person or action that is later unsuccessful; to make a wrong choice; to guess wrongly concerning the final outcome. 1McIntosh, Colin. Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Cambridge University Press, 2013. … Read more