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Re: To get the wrong end of the stick

Posted by ESC on October 13, 2002

In Reply to: To get the wrong end of the stick posted by Panther on October 13, 2002

: Does anyone know the origin of the phrase "To get the wrong end of the stick", meaning, to misunderstand something?

I haven't found it in my reference books yet, but my understanding of the phrase -- get the wrong (or sh*tty) end of the stick -- is to get a raw deal.