get the wrong end of the stick

get the wrong end of the stick
British informal
to understand something completely wrongly

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • get (hold of) the wrong end of the stick — get (hold of) the ˌwrong end of the ˈstick idiom (BrE, informal) to understand sth in the wrong way Main entry: ↑wrongidiom …   Useful english dictionary

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