wrong side of the tracks

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May refer to area where the working class, poor or extremely poor live.
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He grew up on the wrong side of the tracks, but he made a success of himself.

Submitted on September 01, 2009

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Wrong Side of the TracksPoor side of the town, the side of town that is dangerous
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