take something the wrong way
take (something) the wrong way
To misunderstand or misinterpret something, especially in such a way as to take offense at what is said or done. Now, I hope you don't take this the wrong way, but I think it would be easier for everyone if you waited to visit until the baby is a few weeks old. I simply don't post online comments anymore, because too often what I say is taken the wrong way.
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take something the wrong ˈwaybe offended by a remark that was not intended to be offensive: Don’t take this the wrong way, but don’t you think you should get your hair cut?
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