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get someone wrong

go wrong: make a mistake

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go wrong: break down

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go wrong: lapse

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in the wrong

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that which is contrary to the principles of justice or law

any harm or injury resulting from a violation of a legal right

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not correct

contrary to conscience or morality or law

not appropriate for a purpose or occasion

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not functioning properly

based on or acting or judging in error

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not in accord with established usage or procedure

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used of the side of cloth or clothing intended to face inward

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badly timed

characterized by errors

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in an inaccurate manner

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It's not just Levein who got it, though, as Ian McAllister, Banff, said: "People are getting the wrong end of the stick with this World Cup disaster.
The cross is a symbol of our Christian faith and to say it is an advert is getting the wrong end of the stick completely.
That wasn't Falkirk getting the wrong end of the stick so much as being beaten by a heavy stick.
Getting the wrong end of the stick is a common problem in Manor Park.
GETTING the wrong end of the stick - because in 18th century they used a rag on a stick as they had no loo roll and passed it along a row - ST.
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