Meaning of “in the wrong place at the wrong time” in the English Dictionary

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"in the wrong place at the wrong time" in British English

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in the wrong place at the wrong time

in a situation where something bad happens to you because you are unlucky, not because you do anything wrong:

It wasn't his fault. He was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.

(Definition of “in the wrong place at the wrong time” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"in the wrong place at the wrong time" in American English

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in the wrong place at the wrong time

in a situation where something bad happens to you because you are unlucky, not because you do anything wrong:

A storm can come up, and if you are in the wrong place at the wrong time, you could get hurt.

(Definition of “in the wrong place at the wrong time” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)