get something wrong

get something wrong
get something wrong phrase
to make a mistake about something

The police got the name wrong and arrested an innocent man.

Thesaurus: to make a mistake, or to do something badlysynonym
Main entry: wrong

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get sth ˈwrong idiom
1. to not understand a situation correctly

No, you've got it all wrong. She's his wife.

2. to make a mistake with sth

I must have got the figures wrong.

It looks like they got their predictions wrong again.

Main entry:wrongidiom

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