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Steer wrong

DEFINITION

Lead astray. Provide wrongful or misleading information. The phrase usually implies that someone is giving false information on purpose so that you steer your auto in the wrong direction. However, someone can steer you wrong while meaning well, such as a stockbroker who steers you into a bad investment. (Compare to Throw off or Put on the wrong scent.)

“We’re lost, I think that gas station attendant steered us wrong.”

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