the wrong end of the stick

noun phrase

Definition of the wrong end of the stick

chiefly British, informal
: an incorrect understanding of something You've got (hold of) the wrong end of the stick. He didn't push me; I fell.

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“The wrong end of the stick.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20wrong%20end%20of%20the%20stick. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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