Last modified on 12 February 2014, at 19:09

wrong end of the stick

EnglishEdit

NounEdit

wrong end of the stick (uncountable)

  1. A wrong idea about something, a misconception.
    As usual, the newspapers got hold of the wrong end of the stick and stated the whole problem in reverse.

Usage notesEdit

  • Usually expressed as get hold of the wrong end of the stick, or grasp the wrong end of the stick, or other similar form.