In that context "a bit on the side" means an extra-marital lover."
[GIRL (Grabbing a letter from Fantine)]
And what have we here, little innocent sister?
Come on Fantine, let's have all the news!
[Reading the letter]
Ooh..."Dear Fantine you must send us more money...
Your child needs a doctor...
There's no time to lose..."
Give that letter to me
It is none of your business
With a husband at home
And a bit on the side!
Is there anyone here
Who can swear before God
She has nothing to fear?
She has nothing to hide?
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Above is a part of the lyrics of a song "At the end of the day"
from the musical "Les Miserables".
Fantine is a major and an important character and
the situation here is that Fantine's co-workers
are jealous of Fantine's beauty, that she gets most attention
from foreman in the factory.
Fantine and the woman who snatches letter from Fantine
are all workers working in the factory.
She says "It is none of your business. With a husband at home
and a bit on the side!"
I don't understand what that means... Is it an idiom?
Help me please?
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