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English definition of “back the wrong horse”

back the wrong horse

to make the wrong decision and support a person or action that is later unsuccessful: In all his years as a book publisher, he rarely backed the wrong horse.
(Definition of back the wrong horse from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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