take (one) wrong

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take (one) wrong

To misunderstand one; to infer something incorrectly from what one says or how one behaves. Don't take me wrong, I appreciate everything your mother has done for us—but it's time for her to move into her own place. I think you've taken him all wrong—I know he seems gruff, but he's a total sweetheart.
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take someone or something wrong

to misunderstand someone or something. Please don't take me wrong, but I believe that your socks don't match. You'll probably take this wrong, but I have to say that I've never seen you looking better.
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Cardiff's wings, in particular, took wrong options and generally the backs over-elaborated, but they will always score tries, even though they will also concede them.
Mr Tingle (centre): took wrong course at the last meeting at Huntingdon, but can make amends today
"Some people even died because they took wrong medicines," said Dr.
Moreover, Russia's coach David Blatt said that his players were faced with a very strong team tonight and they lost the match as they took wrong decisions at critical moments.
Zardari acted on wrong advice and took wrong decisions which led to the present chaos," he said.
Player-coach Chris Hyndman felt the backs let down the forwards and added: "We didn't take our chances and took wrong options."
Some were violent, some drug-addicted - people who took wrong turns.
"We weren't clinical enough and took wrong options for the final pass," added Vowles.
Out behind, the wingers had few chances, goal kickers did not fancy any long shots and too often the backs on both sides took wrong options.
'In the second half, we went to sleep for about 20 minutes and took wrong options in the wrong part of the field.'
To a question, the minister said the energy policy took wrong turns in the past as gas was supplied to the transport sector could have been provided to the pharma industry.
In past the party took wrong decisions but now realizing the facts we will knock each door with apologies.
Mehtab pointed out that the FIA was conducting inquiry against those who took wrong decisions about the PIA Premier Service.
"But we took wrong options and were not accurate enough in our execution.
6 MICHU Never got real chance to run behind Mertesacker and his one chance to run at him he surprisingly took wrong option.