to get one's wires crossed

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One can get their wires crossed by asking the wrong question or making a confusing statement or by interpreting the answer incorrectly, or by receiving confusing answers to confusing statements.
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"Joe, I'm gonna' turn left at the next intersection"; Joe responds; "Right!" So, I turned right: Joe yelled
at me,; "Why did Ya do that?", "You said 'right', right?";
JOE said "what I meant to say was "yes", correct, affirmative, so, that's why you got all confused."

Submitted by WerterBuch on September 07, 2015

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