"BARK UP THE WRONG TREE"
If you're barking up the wrong tree, you're looking for something in the wrong place or going about something in the wrong way.
Example: The police think the drugs are being brought in by the mafia, but they're barking up the wrong tree. They should be looking much closer to home.
Estar equivocado (a)
- The police think the murderer is hiding in the forest, but they're barking up the wrong tree. He is not in a forest / La polocía cree que el asesino se esconde en el bosque, pero están equivocados. Él no está en un bosque.
- If you think I'm the guilty person, you're barking up the wrong tree / Si piensas que soy una persona culpable, estás equivicado.
- She's barking up the wrong tree if she's interested in Gavin. Doesn't she know he's gay?
- The hitters blamed the team's bad record on the pitchers, but they were barking up the wrong tree.
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