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

british dictionary

"be barking up the wrong tree" in British English

See all translations

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 wrong tree.

(Definition of “be barking up the wrong tree” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Need a translator?

Translator tool

Get a quick, free translation!