get/have one's wires crossed

Definition of get/have one's wires crossed

informal, of two people

  1. :  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.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to gain possession of

    :  to receive as a return :  earn

    :  to obtain by concession or entreaty

  1. :  something begotten:

    :  offspring

    :  the entire progeny of a male animal

  1. :  a document of release from obligation in Jewish law

    :  a bill of divorce

    :  a religious divorce by Jewish law

wireplay wires
  1. :  metal in the form of a usually very flexible thread or slender rod

    :  a thread or rod of such material

    :  wirework

  1. :  to provide with wire :  use wire on for a specific purpose

    :  to send or send word to by telegraph

    :  to connect by or as if by a wire

crossplay crossed
  1. :  a structure consisting of an upright with a transverse beam used especially by the ancient Romans for execution

    :  the cross on which Jesus was crucified

    :  crucifixion

  1. :  to lie or be situated across

    :  intersect

    :  to make the sign of the cross upon or over

  1. :  lying across or athwart

    :  moving across

    :  running counter :  opposite

  1. :  across

  1. :  not parallel :  crisscross, crosswise


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