get the wrong idea

idiom

: to misunderstand someone
I think he made a mistake, but don't get the wrong idea, I still think he has done a good job overall.

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Recent Examples on the Web Another risk, aside from a hostile takeover, is that the receiving aliens might also get the wrong idea about us from the LLM if it were trained on a broad spectrum of human culture. Benj Edwards, Ars Technica, 3 May 2024 Sometimes, this means relatives in the Philippines can get the wrong idea about America’s job prospects, or take its promises of economic success for granted. Ashley Wong, Sacramento Bee, 31 Jan. 2024 The restrictive Vision Pro dev kit terms seem like part of the same effort—Apple really doesn't want members of the general public to use unfinished, rough-around-the-edges pre-release software and/or hardware and get the wrong idea about the headset's capabilities. Andrew Cunningham, Ars Technica, 28 July 2023 This punchline was so air quotes appalling that gay viewers could enjoy it without having to fret that straight viewers might get the wrong idea about us. Mark Harris, New York Times, 17 Aug. 2023 Runners who are new to its topography might get the wrong idea at the start, thanks to an opening chunk of Route 135 that unspools toward Ashland, Mass. Scott Cacciola, New York Times, 17 Apr. 2023 Just in case readers get the wrong idea: No eating or drinking is allowed in the galleries. Ed Stockly, Los Angeles Times, 31 Mar. 2023 Runners who are new to its topography might get the wrong idea at the start, thanks to an opening chunk of Route 135 that unspools toward Ashland, Mass. Scott Cacciola, New York Times, 17 Apr. 2023 Don't get the wrong idea here. Patrick Bedard, Car and Driver, 16 Apr. 2023

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“Get the wrong idea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/get%20the%20wrong%20idea. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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