be on the wrong track

be on the wrong track
to be doing something in a way that will cause you to fail.

I think the government's on the wrong track with this latest policy.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • on the wrong track — {adv. phr.} Lost; pursuing the wrong lead. * /Professor MacAlister confessed that his chemical experiments were on the wrong track./ Contrast: BARK UP THE WRONG TREE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on the wrong track — {adv. phr.} Lost; pursuing the wrong lead. * /Professor MacAlister confessed that his chemical experiments were on the wrong track./ Contrast: BARK UP THE WRONG TREE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on the wrong track — on the right/wrong/track phrase doing or thinking the right wrong things The figures show we are on the right track. Thesaurus: wrong about somethingsynonym exact and accurate …   Useful english dictionary

  • on\ the\ wrong\ track — adv. phr. Lost; pursuing the wrong lead. Professor McAlister confessed that his chemical experiments were on the wrong track. Contrast: bark up the wrong tree …   Словарь американских идиом

  • on the wrong track — not correct about something. If you suspect my son was involved, you are on the wrong track …   New idioms dictionary

  • on the wrong track — ► on the right (or wrong) track following a course likely to result in success (or failure). Main Entry: ↑track …   English terms dictionary

  • the wrong side of the tracks — (informal) A slum or other socially disadvantaged area ● track * * * the wrong (or right) side of the tracks informal a poor, less prestigious (or wealthy, prestigious) part of town * * * the wrong side of the tracks see ↑track …   Useful english dictionary

  • The Wrong Side of the Tracks — is episode number 1.1 of the Happy Tree Friends TV Series.Infobox Television episode Title = The Wrong Side of the Tracks Caption = Cuddles and Handy, Giggles and Petunia, and Lifty and Shifty all enjoy the ride, but not for long. Series = Happy… …   Wikipedia

  • the wrong side of the tracks — ► the wrong side of the tracks informal a poor or less prestigious part of town. [ORIGIN: with reference to the railway tracks of American towns, once serving as a line of demarcation between rich and poor quarters.] Main Entry: ↑track …   English terms dictionary

  • on the right/wrong track — following a course that will lead to success/failure Although their research is far from complete, the scientists are convinced that they are on the right track. She believes that our current foreign policy is on the wrong track. • • • Main Entr …   Useful english dictionary

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