get (one) wrong

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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.
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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.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

get someone wrong

misunderstand someone, especially by falsely imputing malice to them.
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get somebody ˈwrong

(spoken) not understand correctly what somebody means: Please don’t get me wrong, I’m not criticizing you.
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