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To tell somebody wrong - meaning


To tell somebody wrong - meaning
Hi, I can t find the meaning of this expression: You told me wrong. Any ideas? The whole sentence is: If you hadn t gone and told me wrong I wouldn t go of like this. I have an idea on how to say it in Spanish, but I m not sure.


8 Jun 2011      

United Kingdom

It s a very very informal phrase which means that you gave me the wrong information or you told me something which was incorrect.  I hope that helps.

8 Jun 2011     



8 Jun 2011     


As HH says it s very informal - actually, it s not grammatically correct. To say it correctly with no grammatical errors would be something like:
If you hadn t told/given me the wrong information, I wouldn t have gone off like that. or
That [information] was wrong.


9 Jun 2011