American Idioms – Idiom Wizard Lists Over 5,500 Idioms & Slang Descriptions

Wrong side of the tracks


Living in the poor side of town. Often the railroad tracks would divide the wealthy part of town from the poorer area. So to live on the wrong side of the tracks is to be in the slums.

“Dad would never let me marry him, because he says my boyfriend comes from the wrong side of the tracks.”

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Idiom Wizard logo

This website uses cookies. If you continue browsing you accept our use of cookies and agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. We do NOT share your information with anyone else. A Subscriber will continue to receive our messages untilĀ  you opt out.