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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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Before you start getting the wrong end of the stick, this is my niece, Katrina," John told his motherin-law, and Betty smiled at her and said: "Did you know John's just been married?
People have been getting the wrong end of the stick about Charles' involvement for Gotzis," said Sotherton.
That's what one of the broadsheet newspapers reported after clearly getting the wrong end of the stick when Mowbray spoke about the influence of a person he referred to only as 'Bruce'.
I decided I should publicise my illness in a proper way, rather than the wrong way and people getting the wrong end of the stick.

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