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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While there are significant differences, the superficial similarities are sufficient to suggest the upscale public that has periodically supported the prolific French cineaste's unfailingly intelligent stories of men and women getting their signals crossed would equally enjoy "Woman on the Beach" if properly introduced to it.
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