Tina Brown: Well many of the things that can go wrong is called Bob Woodward, right?
Because clearly nothing can go wrong with pumping out film after blockbuster film of a beloved franchise.
The outside world hears only about the derivatives that go wrong, while careers are built on the ones that go right.
Prime real estate on the Mall, a world-famous architect—what could go wrong?
One of those reasons now sounds prescient: “Better watch now because things could go wrong in a hurry.”
And if I go wrong you'll help me meet the consequences, even though you would rather I chose the other way?
Men in the Church may go wrong, and are continually wandering into error.
They cannot be persuaded to subject themselves to lawyers in all their doings, and, of course, go wrong when they do not do so.
When a morning begins in this way, every thing seems to go wrong with us, as if on purpose.
That's the sum and substance of all my philosophy, old fellow, consequently I never kick simply because things happen to go wrong.
late Old English, "twisted, crooked, wry," from Old Norse rangr, earlier *wrangr "crooked, wry, wrong," from Proto-Germanic *wrangaz (cf. Danish vrang "crooked, wrong," Middle Dutch wranc, Dutch wrang "sour, bitter," literally "that which distorts the mouth"), from PIE *wrengh- "to turn" (see wring).
Sense of "not right, bad, immoral, unjust" developed by c.1300. Wrong thus is etymologically a negative of right (from Latin rectus, literally "straight"). Latin pravus was literally "crooked," but most commonly "wrong, bad;" and other words for "crooked" also have meant "wrong" in Italian and Slavic. Cf. also French tort "wrong, injustice," from Latin tortus "twisted." Wrong-headed first recorded 1732. To get up on the wrong side (of the bed) "be in a bad mood" is recorded from 1801.
"that which is improper or unjust," c.1100, from wrong (adj.). Meaning "an unjust action" is recorded from c.1200.
"to do wrong to," early 14c., from wrong (adj.). Related: Wronged; wronging.