get (one's) signals crossed

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get (one's) signals crossed

To have a misunderstanding or miscommunication with someone else. I'm sorry I'm late, I thought we were getting here at 8—we must have gotten our signals crossed. My mom and I got our signals crossed, and now there's no one here to babysit the kids.
See also: crosse, get, signal
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A play after getting his signals crossed with receiver Kellen Strahm, Kuehn went deep to the junior on a post route that resulted in a 59-yard touchdown as the horn sounded to end the first quarter.