get your wires crossed

Get your wires crossed
If people get their wires cross, they misunderstand each other, especially when making arrangements.  ('Get your lines crossed' is also used.)

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • get your wires crossed — phrase if two people get their wires crossed, they become confused because they each think that the other one is talking about something else We got our wires crossed about what time we were supposed to meet. Thesaurus: to not understand, or to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • get your wires crossed — INFORMAL ► if people get their wires crossed, they have a different understanding of the same situation: »We must have got our wires crossed, because I thought the meeting was next week. Main Entry: ↑wire …   Financial and business terms

  • get your wires crossed — if two people get their wires crossed, they become confused because they each think that the other one is talking about something else We got our wires crossed about what time we were supposed to meet …   English dictionary

  • get your wires crossed — get (your) lines/wires crossed if two people get their lines crossed, they do not understand each other correctly. Somehow we got our lines crossed because I d got the 23rd written down in my diary and Jenny had the 16th …   New idioms dictionary

  • get your wires crossed — get the wrong meaning, communicate poorly    We got our wires crossed. I said someday, and you heard Sunday! …   English idioms

  • get your lines crossed — get (your) lines/wires crossed if two people get their lines crossed, they do not understand each other correctly. Somehow we got our lines crossed because I d got the 23rd written down in my diary and Jenny had the 16th …   New idioms dictionary

  • get/have your wires crossed — informal of two people : to fail to understand each other : to be confused because each person has a different idea about what is happening or being said We got our wires crossed for a minute there–I thought you were asking me something else. We… …   Useful english dictionary

  • get wires crossed — get (your) lines/wires crossed if two people get their lines crossed, they do not understand each other correctly. Somehow we got our lines crossed because I d got the 23rd written down in my diary and Jenny had the 16th …   New idioms dictionary

  • get lines crossed — get (your) lines/wires crossed if two people get their lines crossed, they do not understand each other correctly. Somehow we got our lines crossed because I d got the 23rd written down in my diary and Jenny had the 16th …   New idioms dictionary

  • wire — [waɪə ǁ waɪr] verb [transitive] 1. to send money electronically from one bank to another: • Prosecutors said Burks moved $45,000 to his girlfriend and wired $13,300 to a bank account in Florida. 2. also wire something up to connect something to a …   Financial and business terms

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