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born on the wrong side of the blanket

Definition of born on the wrong side of the blanket in English:

dated Born of parents not lawfully married to each other.
Example sentences
  • If she was perchance born on the wrong side of the blanket, then she cannot become an earl's wife.
  • He may have been born on the wrong side of the blanket, but he's everything a proper lord should be.
  • There is speculation that he was born on the wrong side of the blanket, as the illegitimate son of a local squire.
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