Meaning of “put two and two together and make five” in the English Dictionary

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"put two and two together and make five" in British English

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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 in the world did she think you were pregnant?" "I was sick a couple of times, and I guess she just put two and two together and made five."

(Definition of “put two and two together and make five” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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