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Meaning of “be barking up the wrong tree” in the English Dictionary

"be barking up the wrong tree" in British English

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be barking up the wrong tree

informal to be ​wrong about the ​reason for something or the way to ​achieve something: She ​thinks it'll ​solve the ​problem, but I ​think she's ​barking up the ​wrongtree.
(Definition of be barking up the wrong tree from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “be barking up the wrong tree”
in Chinese (Simplified) 找错了原因, 用错了方法…
in Chinese (Traditional) 找錯了原因, 用錯了方法…
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