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wrong

1. (of a side, esp of a fabric) intended to face the inside so as not to be seen
2. Law
a. an infringement of another person's rights, rendering the offender liable to a civil action, as for breach of contract or tort
b. a violation of public rights and duties, affecting the community as a whole and actionable at the instance of the Crown
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Peter (Roger May) gets the wrong end of the stick and fails to perceive that it is Leonard and not Graham who is pinching Joan from under his nose.
EMMERDALE Ryan and Dawn's budding romance gets off to the most cringe-inducing possible start when their date is interrupted by Leon, one of her ex-punters - and then Ryan gets the wrong end of the stick and offers her money for sex.
The daft but adorable Dale gets the wrong end of the stick (not that little one you wee on), when he thinks Rachel is pregnant.
Caitlin has her own idea for a surprise party to celebrate her and Pete's first date, but he gets the wrong end of the stick.
Megan gets the wrong end of the stick when she sees Frank whispering.
It's not long until Megan gets the wrong end of the stick after she overhears Frank's whispered words, and jumps to conclusions.
Kerry gets the wrong end of the stick when she overhears Lydia giving Rishi a number for her fictional new employee 'Una', and assumes they are having an affair.
Unjustifiably convinced of her own superiority, this cantankerous harridan is horribly argumentative and so crashingly imperceptive she always gets the wrong end of the stick. In other words...
And later on, Laurel gets the wrong end of the stick about Ashley's health - with disastrous consequences.
However, Megan gets the wrong end of the stick when she sees Frank whispering sweet nothings and assumes that he is having an affair.

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