born on the wrong side of the blanket

Born on the wrong side of the blanket
A child born on the wrong side of the blanket is illegitimate- his or her parents were not married at the  time of the birth.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • born on the wrong side of the blanket — ► born on the wrong side of the blanket dated illegitimate. Main Entry: ↑blanket …   English terms dictionary

  • born on the wrong side of the blanket — I dated born of parents not lawfully married to each other II see blanket …   Useful english dictionary

  • born on the wrong side of the blanket — dated illegitimate. → blanket …   English new terms dictionary

  • born on the wrong side of the blanket — adj. born out of wedlock, born to unmarried parents …   English contemporary dictionary

  • born on the wrong side of the blanket —  Illegitimate …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • wrong side — noun 1. of handmade paper : the side opposite the wire side 2. of machine made paper : wire side * * * n. the reverse side of a fabric born on the wrong side of the blanket …   Useful english dictionary

  • the wrong side of the blanket — Meaning Euphemism for being born out of wedlock. Origin …   Meaning and origin of phrases

  • blanket — ► NOUN 1) a large piece of woollen material used as a covering for warmth. 2) a thick mass or layer of a specified material: a blanket of cloud. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ covering all cases or instances; total: a blanket ban. ► VERB (blanketed, blanketing) …   English terms dictionary

  • blanket — blanketless, adj. blanketlike, adj. /blang kit/, n. 1. a large, rectangular piece of soft fabric, often with bound edges, used esp. for warmth as a bed covering. 2. a similar piece of fabric used as a covering for a horse, dog, etc. 3. the chief… …   Universalium

  • blanket — n., adj., & v. n. 1 a large piece of woollen or other material used esp. as a bed covering or to wrap up a person or an animal for warmth. 2 (usu. foll. by of) a thick mass or layer that covers something (blanket of fog; blanket of silence). 3… …   Useful english dictionary

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