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The Idiom Attic - a collection of hundreds of English idioms, each one explained.

The meaning of "barking up the wrong tree"

" Barking up the wrong tree "
Responding to something which isn't the important issue.
The government is blaming the immigrants for the banking crisis, but they're barking up the wrong tree there.
Where did it originate?:
Britain, 19th century.
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