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put two and two together and make five

informal humorous to ​understand a ​particularsituationwrongly, 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)
Translations of “put two and two together and make five”
in Chinese (Simplified) 听风就是雨…
in Chinese (Traditional) 聽風就是雨…
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