get/have one's wires crossed


informal, of two people
: to fail to understand each other : to be confused because each person has a different idea about what is happening or being said
We got our wires crossed for a minute there—I thought you were asking me something else.

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“Get/have one's wires crossed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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