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be on the wrong track/tack

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbe on the wrong track/tackbe on the wrong track/tackWRONG/INCORRECTto have the wrong idea about a situation so that you are unlikely to get the result you want wrong
Examples from the Corpus
be on the wrong track/tackHe admitted that he had gotten us off on the wrong tack, and that we'd need to start again.I feel that this advertising campaign is on completely the wrong tack.I knew I was on the wrong track when the tall reeds broke to reveal the brown-bellied river.
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