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put two and two together and make five

informal humorous
to understand a particular situation wrongly, often in a way that is more shocking or exciting than the truth: "Why ever did she think you were pregnant?" "I was sick once or twice and I suppose she just put two and two together and made five."
Translations of “put two and two together and make five”
in Chinese (Traditional) 聽風就是雨…
in Chinese (Simplified) 听风就是雨…
(Definition of put two and two together and make five from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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