get (one) wrong(redirected from get them wrong)
get (one) wrong
To misunderstand one. Don't get me wrong, I appreciate everything your mother has done for us—but it's time for her to get her own place. You've got him all wrong—I know he seems gruff, but he's a total sweetheart.
get someone (all) wrong
to misunderstand someone's intentions or character. I think you've got me all wrong. I want to be your friend, not your enemy.
get someone wrong
Misunderstand someone, as in I think you got him wrong. This expression is often put as Don't get me wrong, used to clarify one's feelings, views, or the like, as in Don't get me wrong-I'm happy about the outcome. [Colloquial; c. 1900] Also see make no mistake.