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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
Translations of “get (hold of) the wrong end of the stick”
in Russian понять что-либо неправильно…
in Turkish tersinden/ters/yanlış anlamak…
in Polish źle zrozumieć…
(Definition of get (hold of) the wrong end of the stick from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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