a case of mistaken identity

noun phrase

: a situation due to being mistaken for someone else
Her arrest was a case of mistaken identity.

Examples of a case of mistaken identity in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The whole thing was a case of mistaken identity—or two cases: One on the part of the agent to me, and the other me to myself. Nicolaia Rips, Vogue, 7 Mar. 2024 Or that his abduction was a case of mistaken identity. Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, 6 Mar. 2024 Advertisement The language stems from something of a case of mistaken identity. Michael Smolens, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Jan. 2024 Amazingly, Holt nearly passed on the shot due to a case of mistaken identity. Bryan Hendricks, arkansasonline.com, 10 Dec. 2023 The Dude, and his bowling buddies on a journey that includes a kidnapping, a case of mistaken identity, and lots of White Russians. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 29 Nov. 2023 Some of Brody’s friends began posting online, trying to correct the record and explain this was a case of mistaken identity. Donie O'Sullivan, CNN, 20 Nov. 2023 March 3 - Four US citizens from South Carolina are kidnapped by gunmen in Matamoros, Mexico, in a case of mistaken identity. CNN, 13 Nov. 2023 Joan Collins and Lily Collins have suffered a case of mistaken identity! Clare Fisher, Peoplemag, 6 Oct. 2023

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“A case of mistaken identity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20case%20of%20mistaken%20identity. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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