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barking up the wrong treeA judgement call and assertion to another that he has miscalculated the reality of a situation.Rate it:

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barking up the wrong tree!Picking the wrong person, the most unlikely person, to do, listen, or accept something.Rate it:

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barking-up the wrong tree:{Coon Hunters Remark:} Coon Dogs Chase Raccoon up Trees. They Bark at the Tree so Hunter Can 'Shoot' Coon out of the Tree:Rate it:

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Franklin prend son thé chaudPhrase utilisée par les élèves francophones qui étudient le néerlandais pour se souvenir que les participes passés réguliers en néerlandais se terminent toujours par un d sauf quand le radical du verbe se termine par f, k, p, s, t ou ch.Rate it:

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bark up the wrong treeTo attempt or pursue the wrong thing; to take the wrong approach; to follow a false lead.Rate it:

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in the wrong place at the wrong timeDescribing actions or activities that the speaker considers inappropriate, misdirected, or unlikely to yield good results.Rate it:

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in the wrong place at the wrong timeAt a location where something bad is about to happen at just the time of its occurrence.Rate it:

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wrong place at the wrong timeNoun form of in the wrong place at the wrong time.Rate it:

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barking dogs never biteAlternative form of barking dogs seldom bite.Rate it:

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barking dogs seldom bitePeople who make big threats never usually carry them out.Rate it:

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make like a tree and leaveto leave, departRate it:

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poison tree bears poison fruitUnethical actions in the service of good intentions will have immoral or unethical consequences.Rate it:

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3-on-the-treeAlternative spelling of three-on-the-tree.Rate it:

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3-on-the-treeOn an automobile (especially those produced from 1939 through the mid-1970s), a three-speed manual transmission whose gearshift lever is mounted on the steering column.Rate it:

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3-on-the-treeAlternative spelling of three-on-the-treeRate it:

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3-on-the-treeOn an automobile, a three-speed manual transmission whose gearshift lever is mounted on the steering column.Rate it:

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apple does not fall far from the treeA child grows up to be very similar to its parents, both in behavior and in physical characteristics.1842, E. A. Freidlaender (translator), Frederika Bremer (author), The Neighbours, ch. 10:It is impossible to look at Madam Rhen, without at once making the conclusion that she is pleasantness, hospitality, and loquacity itself; nor can one look upon her daughter Renetta without thinking, "the apple does not fall far from the tree!"1978, Dr. Isador Rosenfeld, "Doctor Asks Patient Rate it:

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apple never falls far from the treeAlternative form of apple does not fall far from the tree.Rate it:

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Christmas tree billA bill consisting of many riders that attracts many, often unrelated, floor amendments, which may provide special benefits to various groups or interests.Rate it:

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dead tree editionPaper version of a publication that can be found online.Rate it:

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fir treeconiferRate it:

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fruit of the poisonous treeAnd which is therefore excluded from being admitted as evidence in a trial.Rate it:

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off one's treeCrazy; unhinged; irrational.Rate it:

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out of one's treeCrazy; unhinged; irrational.Rate it:

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shake the pagoda treeTo find a source of easy enrichment; to become absurdly rich in a short time.Rate it:

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the apple does not fall far from the treeA child grows up to be similar to its parents, both in behavior and in physical characteristics.Rate it:

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the apple doesn't fall far from the treeA child grows up to be very similar to its parents in the way they act and in their physical abilities.Rate it:

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the nut does not fall far fron the tree!The human demeanor, conduct, mannerisms, appearances, tendencies, genes, in many instances often closely resemble those of the immediate forbears.Rate it:

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three-on-the-treeOn an automobile, describing the gearshift lever of a steering column-mounted three-speed manual transmission.Rate it:

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three-on-the-treeOn an automobile, a three-speed manual transmission whose gearshift lever is mounted on the steering column.Rate it:

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up a treeIn or into a disadvantaged or difficult situation; at a loss; cornered.Rate it:

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put a foot wrongTo make a mistake.Rate it:

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to get hold of wrong end of the stickto not understand the situation correctlyRate it:

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can't do right for doing wrongBe in a situation where any course of action leads to a negative outcome.Rate it:

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correct me if I'm wrongUsed before stating something the speaker believes is true, especially while correcting what another person has said.Rate it:

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down the wrong alleyWe're not thinking Alike, We're not on the same page;Rate it:

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fall into the wrong handsTo become the possession of, or be discovered by, an unfriendly third party.Rate it:

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get into the wrong handsTo fall into the wrong hands.Rate it:

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get out of bed on the wrong sideTo start the day in a bad mood for no apparent reason.Rate it:

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get up on the wrong side of the bedTo feel irritable; to be in a bad mood; to have a bad day from the start, for no particular reason.Rate it:

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go down the wrong wayTo swallow food or drink so that it goes down the wrong tube in one's throat and makes one cough or for a short period lose one's breath or choke.Rate it:

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go wrongTo fail or go amiss; to have a bad outcome.Rate it:

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go wrongTo malfunction.Rate it:

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go wrongto become depravedRate it:

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my country, right or wrongan expression of patriotism.Rate it:

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not that there's anything wrong with thatA signal phrase that one does not wish to offend when discussing a potentially contentious issue involving personal beliefs.Rate it:

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on the wrong side of historyHaving policies or practices that are perceived as not progressive or enlightened; behaving in a manner that reflects out-of-date or disapproved opinions.Rate it:

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rub somebody the wrong wayTo bother, disturb, irritate, or annoy.Rate it:

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rub someone the wrong wayTo bother, disturb, irritate, or annoy.Rate it:

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rub the wrong wayTo annoy someone without intending to.Rate it:

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