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on the right side of

Definition of on the right side of in English:

1On the safe, appropriate, or desirable side of: her portrayal of his neurotic wife falls just on the right side of caricature
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  • It's useful and desirable, while staying on the right side of fetishistic.
  • There's a distinction between rehash and revision, though, and the Black Angels fall on the right side of that fence.
  • But it stays on the right side of the dividing line between decent value and overpriced, with a three-course meal coming in at around £25, plus wine and service.
1.1In a position to be viewed with favour by: he hasn’t always remained on the right side of the law
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  • I was on the winning side which just proves that it's best to be on the right side of the law!
  • They took good care throughout their reign to keep on the right side of the British for reasons of self-preservation, as much as loyalty to the principle of perpetual friendship prescribed in the peace treaty.
  • Being in the commodities business, often combined with being on the right side of the political power structure, was the main factor deciding which Russians made the list - and who dropped down or off it.
1.2Somewhat less than (a specified age): she’s on the right side of forty
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  • Will it be lineage, caste and community politics or being on the right side of thirty?
  • He is just about on the right side of 30 but he looks like he could go on for years yet.
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