Definition of err on the right side in English:
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
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- He said a few people in the town felt the Government probably erred on the right side, but the majority were disappointed.
- The star rarely eats in, but when she does, she errs on the right side of healthy
- The film's magical, mythic undertones are combined with a gritty, sparse realism that means things always err on the right side of sentiment.
Definition of err on the right side in:
- US English dictionary
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