on the wrong side of the tracks
[for a laser beam, a phonograph stylus, a tape head, etc.] to successfully transfer information to or from a recording medium. : Something here won't track. Must be the stylus.
[for a person] to make sense. (Usually in the negative.) : She wasn't tracking. There was no sense in trying to talk to her before she came out of it.
to coincide; to agree; to jibe. : These two things don't track. I don't know what's wrong.
a musical selection on a recording of some kind. : The next track is my favorite.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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