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ACET: Idiom of the Day!!

Today’s idiom is Barking up the Wrong Tree

So today we are continuing with our idioms with a dog theme! 🙂
This idiom means to be wrong in your thoughts or actions about something or someone.
The meaning of this idiom comes from many years ago when hunters would go hunting with their dogs. The dogs would trace the scent of its prey from the wrong tree and would sit there barking up the tree, until the hunter would come to the conclusion that the prey was not there.
You can put this idiom in a sentence like the following:
1. If you think that I took your shirt, you are barking up the wrong tree because I wasn’t here all day.
2. Officer: “Were you at the store last week when it was robbed?” John: “No Sir, I think you are barking up the wrong tree, I was out of town”.

Try and put this Idiom in a sentence !


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