on the wrong tack

on the wrong tack

Progressing in a way that will likely fail or be unsuccessful. All of these protestors think that we're really on the wrong tack with this new environmental initiative. Considering all of our failed experiments, our team must be on the wrong tack.
See also: on, tack, wrong

on the wrong tack

Also, on the wrong track. See under on the right tack.
See also: on, tack, wrong
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Now come on readers who eternally waffles on about piffle, an arch(ie) rival, always 'sensible', accuses others of getting their facts wrong or being on the wrong tack? Yes it's 'You Know Who' yet again under a different guise; but now at last you all realise it's only the GDN's old Dr Who!