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English definition of “be barking up the wrong tree”

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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.
Translations of “be barking up the wrong tree”
in Chinese (Traditional) 找錯了原因, 用錯了方法…
in Chinese (Simplified) 找错了原因, 用错了方法…
(Definition of be barking up the wrong tree from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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