wrong side of the tracks
phrasal a run-down or unfashionable neighborhood

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • wrong side of the tracks — See: THE TRACKS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • wrong side of the tracks — See: THE TRACKS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • wrong side of the tracks — the poor side of town He married a girl who everyone said was from the wrong side of the tracks because he loved her …   Idioms and examples

  • wrong side of the tracks — n. the poor side of town. □ Fred’s ashamed that he’s from the wrong side of the tracks, so to speak. □ I’m glad I’m from the wrong side of the tracks. I know what life is really like …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • wrong side of the tracks — noun The part of town that is not inhabited by the wealthy (from municipalities where the sections were divided by the railroad tracks). May refer to area where the working class, poor or extremely poor live. He grew up on the wrong side of the… …   Wiktionary

  • wrong\ side\ of\ the\ tracks — See: the tracks …   Словарь американских идиом

  • the wrong side of the tracks — (informal) A slum or other socially disadvantaged area ● track * * * the wrong (or right) side of the tracks informal a poor, less prestigious (or wealthy, prestigious) part of town * * * the wrong side of the tracks see ↑track …   Useful english dictionary

  • The Wrong Side of the Tracks — is episode number 1.1 of the Happy Tree Friends TV Series.Infobox Television episode Title = The Wrong Side of the Tracks Caption = Cuddles and Handy, Giggles and Petunia, and Lifty and Shifty all enjoy the ride, but not for long. Series = Happy… …   Wikipedia

  • (the) wrong side of the tracks — the poor area of a city or town. She was brought up on the wrong side of the tracks in a small southern town. Usage notes: sometimes used in the forms the wrong side of town or the wrong side of the street: Her family was clearly from the wrong… …   New idioms dictionary

  • (the) wrong side of the tracks — the other/wrong side of the tracks American & Australian the poor area of a town. She grew up on the wrong side of the tracks in a small southern town …   New idioms dictionary

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