a case of mistaken identity

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a case of mistaken identity

An instance in which one is thought or assumed to be someone else. Officer, this is a case of mistaken identity—I can assure you that I did not rob anyone!
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case of mistaken identity

the incorrect identification of someone. I am not the criminal you want to arrest. This is a case of mistaken identity.
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Swarbrick apologised, via a statement from the Professional Game Match Officials Ltd, and the case of mistaken identity has been accepted by an Independent Regulatory Commission.
All that changes when the case of mistaken identity puts him in the middle of a sordid kidnapping case and sends him on a comic Ride of the Valkyries with conceptional artist Maude (Julianne Moore).
Asked about the case of mistaken identity, the musician laughed and said: "It's true, I'm an imposter.
Will's future, it turns out, is a miserable fabrication, and the case of mistaken identity that almost kills him (he only loses a few toes, plus his wife, children, and all his money) serves to bolster the renaissance of his friendship with a rejuvenated Joel.
The case of mistaken identity began minutes after the robbery was reported when deputies saw Pacheco and the other man in a black Acura Legend with white and black paper license plates, which matched the description of the robbers' getaway car, authorities said.
As a result of the case of mistaken identity, the Sheriff's Department has instituted changes to prevent similar situations in the future, including enhanced policies relating to warrant arrests and close monitoring of court ordered releases of inmates to ensure they are released in a timely manner.