to fail to understand properly
If a situation goes wrong, it stops progressing in the way that you expected or intended, and becomes much worse .
a dishonest or unscrupulous person
If you wrong-foot someone, you surprise them by putting them into an unexpected or difficult situation.
an error in which a type of the wrong face or size is used
An idea is a plan, suggestion, or possible course of action.
A path that you take is a particular course of action or way of achieving something.
A place is any point, building, area, town, or country.
The size of something is how big or small it is. Something's size is determined by comparing it to other things, counting it, or measuring it.
If you talk about a particular sort of something, you are talking about a class of things that have particular features in common and that belong to a larger group of related things.
Your address is the number of the house, flat, or apartment and the name of the street and the town where you live or work.
Buttons are small hard objects sewn on to shirts, coats, or other pieces of clothing. You fasten the clothing by pushing the buttons through holes called buttonholes .
If you describe someone as wrong-headed, you mean that although they act in a determined way, their actions and ideas are based on wrong judgments.
The message that someone is trying to communicate, for example in a book or play, is the idea or point that they are trying to communicate.
a telephone number wrongly connected or dialled in error or the person so contacted
The reason for something is a fact or situation which explains why it happens or what causes it to happen.
A signal is a gesture, sound, or action which is intended to give a particular message to the person who sees or hears it.
To target a particular person or thing means to decide to attack or criticize them.
in the wrong:
If someone who is involved in an argument or dispute has behaved in a way which is morally or legally wrong, you can say that they are in the wrong .
put a foot wrong:
to make a mistake
the wrong crowd:
A particular crowd is a group of friends, or a set of people who share the same interests or job.
the wrong track:
the incorrect line of investigation, inquiry, etc
don't get me wrong:
You say ' Don't get me wrong ' when you want to make sure that someone does not get an incorrect idea about what you are doing or saying, or about why you are doing or saying it.
on the wrong foot:
in an inauspicious manner
on the wrong tack:
under a false impression
on the wrong track:
acting or progressing in a way that is likely to result in failure
rub the wrong way:
to be annoying, irritating, etc. to
back the wrong horse:
to support the wrong person, for example the loser in a contest or election
get someone in wrong:
to bring someone into disfavor
bark up the wrong tree:
to follow the wrong course of action because your beliefs or ideas about something are incorrect
correct me if I'm wrong:
You say ' correct me if I'm wrong ' to indicate that you are not entirely sure that what you are about to say is true.
go down the wrong way:
(of food) to pass into the windpipe instead of the gullet
not put a foot wrong:
If you never put a foot wrong, you never make any mistakes .
rub up the wrong way:
to arouse anger in; annoy
wrong end of the stick:
a complete misunderstanding of a situation, explanation, etc
get off on the wrong foot:
to start a relationship or situation badly
get on the wrong side of:
to come into disfavour with
kick with the wrong foot:
to be of the opposite religion to that which is regarded as acceptable or to that of the person who is speaking
on the right/wrong track:
If you are on the right track, you are acting or progressing in a way that is likely to result in success . If you are on the wrong track, you are acting or progressing in a way that is likely to result in failure .
rub sb up the wrong way:
If you rub someone up the wrong way in British English, or rub someone the wrong way in American English, you offend or annoy them without intending to.
be caught on the wrong foot:
to be surprised by something that happens quickly and unexpectedly, because you are not ready for it
get someone (or something) wrong:
to fail to understand someone (or something) properly
on the wrong end of something:
unsuccessful in an activity or situation or at some disadvantage because of it
sb will/can not go far wrong:
If you say that someone won't go far wrong or can't go far wrong with a particular thing or course of action, you mean that it is likely to be successful or satisfactory .
the wrong side of the tracks:
the unfashionable or poor district or stratum of a community
to get off on the wrong foot:
If someone gets off on the wrong foot in a new situation, they make a bad start by doing something in completely the wrong way .
get the wrong end of the stick:
to completely misunderstand something
not far wrong not far out/off:
Someone or something that is not far wrong, not far out, or not far off is almost correct or almost accurate .
to be barking up the wrong tree:
If you say that someone is barking up the wrong tree, you mean that they are following the wrong course of action because their beliefs or ideas about something are incorrect .
get out of bed on the wrong side:
to be ill-tempered from the start of the day