get lines crossed

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get your lines/wires crossed

if two people get their lines crossed, they do not understand each other correctly
Usage notes: When telephone lines get crossed, a mistake is made and you are connected to the wrong person.
Somehow we got our lines crossed because I'd got the 23rd written down in my diary and Jenny had the 16th.
See also: crosse, get, line