Sorry, no etymologies found.
Sorry, no example sentences found.
Log in or sign up to add your own related words.
Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.
oroboros commented on the word wrong end of the stick
From Roman times, in the public baths a stick with a sponge attached to one end was used to perform the function of toilet paper today. Grasping the stick by the sponge end is getting the wrong end of the stick. (via NPR's Says You)
September 19, 2010
ruzuzu commented on the word wrong end of the stick
I thought you were going somewhere else with that--I'd started picturing the other end at... well... the other end.
PossibleUnderscore commented on the word wrong end of the stick
I can imagine that that could really ruin your day.
Wordnik is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, EIN #47-2198092.