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Chinese (Traditional) translation of “get the wrong end of the stick”

get the wrong end of the stick

informal
to not understand a situation correctly
誤解
Her friend saw us arrive at the party together and got the wrong end of the stick.
她的朋友看到我們一同到達聚會現場,便產生了誤解。
Misunderstanding
(Definition of get the wrong end of the stick from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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