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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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Meg said: "He had difficulty in reading his own and other people's emotions and getting the wrong end of the stick.
But Katie's not the only one getting the wrong end of the stick tonight.
Add this groundswell of misunderstanding to those fundamentalist chattering classes of immigration and it is obvious why lower Britain is getting the wrong end of the stick and might be thinking the BNP has much to offer - a dreadful mistake.
I don't want people getting the wrong end of the stick.
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.
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.
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