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get someone wrong

Misunderstand someone, as in I think you got him wrong. This expression is often put asDon't get me wrong, used to clarify one's feelings, views, or the like, as in Don't get me wrong—I'm happy about the outcome. [ ; c. 1900 ]
Also see: make no mistake
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