get the wrong idea

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Definition of get the wrong idea

: 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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“Get the wrong idea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/get%20the%20wrong%20idea. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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