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- verb idiomatic To do, believe, or
pursuesomething wrongor inappropriate; to take the wrong approach; to follow a false lead; to blameor rebukethe wrong person.
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An allusion to a situation in which a hunting dog mistakenly identifies the tree up which it has chased an animal and positions itself at the base of another tree, barking upward at the branches.
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