Idiom: 'Born on the wrong side of the blanket'

What does 'Born on the wrong side of the blanket' mean?


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.


Country: International English | Subject Area: Children and babies | Usage Type: Both or All Words Used

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