adverbjump to other results
to not understand correctly what someone means Don't get me wrong (= do not be offended by what I am going to say), I think he's doing a good job, but…
get somebody wrong (informal)jump to other results
- 1to not understand a situation correctly No, you've got it all wrong. She's his wife.
- 2 to make a mistake with something I must have gotten the figures wrong. It looks like they got their predictions wrong again.
get something (all) wrong (informal)jump to other results
- 1 to make a mistake If you do what she tells you, you can't go wrong. Where did we go wrong with those kids (= what mistakes did we make for them to behave so badly)?
- 2to experience problems or difficulties The relationship started to go wrong when they moved abroad. What else can go wrong (= what other problems are we going to have)?
go wrongjump to other results
used to say that something will always be acceptable in a particular situation For a quick lunch you can't go wrong with pasta.
you can't go wrong (with something) (informal)jump to other results