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2021.08.28 03:42

Barking up the Wrong Tree

Meaning: To accuse someone of causing

a problem that they didn't cause. Or, to pursue a misguided course of action.

Origin: From the early 1800s when dogs were used on hunts. Some intelligent animals would trick dogs into believing they were in a certain tree but they were actually in another one. This is why dogs would bark while standing under the wrong tree.

Examples

“Talk to Lindsey. You're barking up the wrong tree for this project. I'm not in charge.”

“I'm so tired of Jed barking up the wrong tree. I haven't done anything wrong at all.”
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  • 王小胖 2021.08.28 03:47

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    Thanks for your explanation.❤
  • Karen NG 2021.08.28 03:48

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    Gracias por la explicación 😊
  • Francisco Osorio 2021.08.28 03:50

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    Thanks for taking your time and explaining. This is useful
  • Sara 2021.08.28 03:56

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    Gracias ❤️
  • Lucky 王乐乐 2021.08.28 04:03

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    De nada 👍
  • Nas 2021.08.28 04:44

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    I've been barked up countless times when I was young
  • Joe 2021.08.28 07:13

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    Thx Lucky for your sharing😄
  • Rodrigo Arias 2021.08.28 14:41

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    En español es: "no te subas a un barco ajeno"
  • Lucky 王乐乐 2021.08.28 18:05

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    @Rodrigo Arias thank you
  • Lucky 王乐乐 2021.08.28 18:05

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    @Joe anytime
  • Lucky 王乐乐 2021.08.28 18:05

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    @Nas that sucks

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