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wrong end of the stick


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  • noun The wrong idea about something.


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  • From Roman times, in the public baths a stick with a sponge attached to one end was used to perform the function of toilet paper today. Grasping the stick by the sponge end is getting the wrong end of the stick. (via NPR's Says You)

    September 19, 2010

  • I thought you were going somewhere else with that--I'd started picturing the other end at... well... the other end.

    September 19, 2010

  • I can imagine that that could really ruin your day.

    September 19, 2010