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On the good side

Posted by Smokey Stover on April 05, 2007

In Reply to: On the bad side posted by ESC on April 05, 2007

: : "Get on the bad side" - what`s this one supposed to mean?

: If you get on someone's bad side, you've done something to annoy, anger or displease the person. It's kind of like the Merle Haggard song "The Fightin' Side of Me."

:There's also a good side. "You just want to get on my good side," is a way of saying, "You're just trying to butter me up." Or, "He got on my good side by promising to take my little sister to the dance. I certainly wouldn't take her."

Obviously, events, suggestions, other inanimate things can have a good side and a bad side. I assume you were talking about humans' bad side.


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