get (one's) signals crossed(redirected from gotten their signals crossed)
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.
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