Idiom of the Week – Week 43

Each week of 2017 we present an English idiom.

“to get (one’s) wires crossed”: to have a different understanding of the same thing, a misunderstanding; s. falsch verstehen, einander vorbeireden

Tip: Always use a plural pronoun, i.e. “we”, “you (two)”, “they”. One person can’t get his or her wires crossed.

Example 1:  No, that’s not at all my understanding of the situation. Looks like we got our wires crossed.

Example 2:  They’re on site but no one else is there. Seems like they got their wires crossed about the location.

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