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English definition of “get (hold of) the wrong end of the stick”

get (hold of) the wrong end of the stick

to not understand a situation correctly: My mum got the wrong end of the stick and thought that Jim was my boyfriend.Misunderstanding
(Definition of get (hold of) the wrong end of the stick from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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