get someone wrong

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get someone wrong

Misunderstand someone, as in I think you got him wrong. This expression is often put as Don't get me wrong, used to clarify one's feelings, views, or the like, as in Don't get me wrongI'm happy about the outcome. [Colloquial; c. 1900] Also see make no mistake.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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