in\ the\ wrong

in\ the\ wrong
adj. phr.
With moral or legal right or truth against you; against justice, truth, or fact; wrong.

In attacking a smaller boy, Jack was plainly in the wrong.

Mary was in the wrong to drink from a finger bowl.

Since he had put pennies behind the fuses, Bill was in the wrong when fire broke out.

Compare: out of the way Contrast: in the right

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