Meaning of “on the right/wrong side of the law” in the English Dictionary

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"on the right/wrong side of the law" in British English

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on the right/wrong side of the law

obeying/not obeying the law:

After coming out of prison, he tried to stay on the right side of the law.

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

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