case of mistaken identity

noun phrase

Definition of case of mistaken identity

: a situation in which someone or something is mistakenly thought to be someone or something else

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“Case of mistaken identity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/case%20of%20mistaken%20identity. Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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