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don't get me wrong

INFORMAL
This page is about the conversational phrase don't get me wrong

Meaning

You can say this if you think you might upset or offend someone, esp. when making a suggestion or giving advice.

For example

  • "Don't get me wrong, I think you're a good teacher. But you have to get better at using this new technology."

  • "You don't like my boyfriend, do you?"
    "Don't get me wrong, I think he's a nice guy. But I'm not sure he's right for you, that's all."

Quick Quiz

You can say "Don't get me wrong" if you're worried you might be

a. offended by someone

b. about to offend someone

c. about to commit an offence

Contributor: Matt Errey