Meaning of “keep on the right side of sb” in the English Dictionary

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"keep on the right side of sb" in British English

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keep on the right side of sb

to try to make certain that someone is pleased with you:

Paul kept on the right side of his teachers by working really hard.

(Definition of “keep on the right side of sb” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)