take the wrong sow by the ear


take the wrong sow by the ear
attribute something to the wrong person

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Conditional preservation of the saints — The Five Articles of Remonstrance Conditional election Unlimited atonement Total depravity …   Wikipedia

  • Spinoza: the moral and political philosophy — The moral and political philosophy of Spinoza Hans W.Blom Spinoza as a moral and political philosopher was the proponent of a radical and extremely consistent version of seventeenth century Dutch naturalism. As a consequence of the burgeoning… …   History of philosophy

  • List of Tales from the Crypt episodes — The following is a list of episodes for the television series, Tales from the Crypt which aired from 1989 1996. During the series run, there were a total of 93 episodes and two feature length films. A third film was produced in 2001, after the… …   Wikipedia

  • literature — /lit euhr euh cheuhr, choor , li treuh /, n. 1. writings in which expression and form, in connection with ideas of permanent and universal interest, are characteristic or essential features, as poetry, novels, history, biography, and essays. 2.… …   Universalium

  • biblical literature — Introduction       four bodies of written works: the Old Testament writings according to the Hebrew canon; intertestamental works, including the Old Testament Apocrypha; the New Testament writings; and the New Testament Apocrypha.       The Old… …   Universalium

  • Major houses in A Song of Ice and Fire — The following is a list of the notable characters in George R. R. Martin s A Song of Ice and Fire series of epic fantasy novels, belonging to one of the major aristocratic houses of fictional Westeros, and explains in detail what happens to these …   Wikipedia

  • Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs, Thematic Index — absence absence makes the heart grow fonder he who is absent is always in the wrong the best of friends must part blue are the hills that are far away distance lends enchantment to the view out of sight, out of mind …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • Error — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Error >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 error error fallacy Sgm: N 1 misconception misconception misapprehension misstanding misunderstanding Sgm: N 1 inexactness inexactness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 laxity …   English dictionary for students

  • Failure — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Failure >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 failure failure Sgm: N 1 nonsuccess nonsuccess nonfulfillment Sgm: N 1 dead failure dead failure successlessness Sgm: N 1 abortion abortion miscarriage Sgm: N 1 b …   English dictionary for students

  • Unskillfulness — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Unskillfulness >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 unskillfulness unskillfulness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 want of skill want of skill &c. 698 Sgm: N 1 incompetence incompetence incompentency Sgm: N 1 inability inability infel …   English dictionary for students


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.