Wires Crossed

Welcome to English in a minute.Wires are thin,metal threads that are used in many electrical devices.Wires Crossed.Hey,Jonathan.Thanks for working my shift in the studio tomorrow night.What are you talking about?I have plans tomorrow night.But I thought you said you would switch days with me?And I thought you meant next week.We got our wires crossed.I’ll make other arrangements.When people get their wires crossed,they have a different understanding of the same situation.The expression comes from older telephone systems that use wires.With these phones,you might hear another conversation on the same line.This situation was called crossed wires.And that’s English in a minute.

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