One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A poor, less prestigious (or wealthy, prestigious) part of town.
- ‘Meanwhile, the mother, who has become a star of the stage, unwittingly meets her orphan son on one of her frequent trips to the wrong side of the tracks to provide charity to poor children.’
- ‘But I questioned how sharp this guy was with some of the unbelievably bad choices he makes that land him back on the wrong side of the tracks in young adulthood.’
- ‘This is a woman who admits she's from the wrong side of the tracks.’
- ‘For he was a kid from the wrong side of the tracks who could so easily have become another grim statistic, whether in jail or the morgue.’
- ‘Over the 20th century blacks in larger towns found themselves increasingly forced to live on the wrong side of the tracks.’
- ‘But you get no help if you come from the lower social classes, from the wrong side of the tracks.’
- ‘Growing up with a mixed-race mother on the wrong side of the tracks in Seattle, she also has enough experience of grim reality that she never seems to run out of pain.’
- ‘He is a country boy from the wrong side of the tracks, while she is a city gal with a pedigree.’
- ‘It's an American story about a kid who, you know, grew up on the wrong side of the tracks.’
- ‘She is from the wrong side of the tracks, but her beauty has allowed her to marry into 19th century Berlin society.’
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