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Idiom of the Month: Wires Crossed

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wires crossed idiom

When people get their wires crossed, they have a different understanding of the same situation. They get confused, mixed up or make a mistake.

An electrician is a person whose job is to put in, check or repair electrical wires and equipment.

"Somehow we got our wires crossed because I thought we were going to meet at the coffee shop and Sarah thought we were meeting in the bar."

"Jenny got her wires crossed. I told her to email John, but she emailed James."

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