Definition of err on the right side in English:

err on the right side

phrase

  • Act so that the least harmful of possible mistakes or errors is the most likely to occur:

    ‘last year's boom was the result of a miscalculation, which erred on the right side’
    • ‘The star rarely eats in, but when she does, she errs on the right side of healthy’
    • ‘His playing is assured, his lyrics err just on the right side of ‘sensitive’ and his voice is an emotive tool.’
    • ‘I think I shall err on the right side in attaching even greater weight than he.’
    • ‘The film's magical, mythic undertones are combined with a gritty, sparse realism that means things always err on the right side of sentiment.’
    • ‘He said a few people in the town felt the Government probably erred on the right side, but the majority were disappointed.’