take a wrong turn


: to go the wrong way : to turn in the wrong direction
We took a wrong turn and got lost.

Examples of take a wrong turn in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For more than a decade, the National Conflict Resolution Center has been working to change outcomes for young people who take a wrong turn. Steven P. Dinkin, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 Oct. 2023 Although there are still many reasons to worry that Turkey could take a wrong turn, however, there is also room for hope. Selim Can Sazak, Foreign Affairs, 26 July 2016 Ever take a wrong turn while on your way to the store or a friend's house? Taylor Avery, USA TODAY, 12 Nov. 2021 But sometimes tapeworms take a wrong turn. Carl Zimmer, Discover Magazine, 14 May 2012

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“Take a wrong turn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20a%20wrong%20turn. Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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