on the wrong track


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on the wrong track

 
1. Lit. [of a train] following the wrong set of tracks. We had to back up, because somehow we got on the wrong track.
2. Fig. going the wrong way; following the wrong set of assumptions. You'll never get the right answer. You're on the wrong track. They won't get it figured out because they are on the wrong track.
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on the wrong track

not correct about something If you suspect my son was involved, you are on the wrong track.
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