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    Get on

    Hi everyone. Can anybody explain verb "get on" following sentence, please? If you give a few sentences (same meaning) with that verb, they will be useful for me.

    ~ He got on the wrong side of a town sheriff who put him in jail.

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    Re: Get on

    If you "get on the wrong side of someone", you upset them in some way. In this case, "he" did something to upset/offend the sheriff. There is a slight suggestion that the sheriff would not have put him in jail if he had not previously upset him in some way. Presumably, he was "officially" put in jail as the result of committing some crime or other. However, perhaps the sheriff had the option of allowing him to remain free but because the person had previously "got on the wrong side of the sheriff", he ended up in jail.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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