I heard this in a movie:

"We got off wrong".

What is the meaning of "got off wrong"?

I tried looking it up via Google, but I couldn’t find anything about it.

closed as too localized by FumbleFingers, cornbread ninja 麵包忍者, user19148, Mitch, Robusto Mar 27 '13 at 0:03

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    I have the subtitles of over 1000 movies, and neither got offwrong nor got off wrong occur even once, so I think this is Too Localised. @MD: it's not at all standard English to say "We got off wrong" - the normal version is "We got off badly". But note that the common idiom is "We got off on the wrong foot". Whimsically changed to "We got off on the wrong boot" by Dr. King Schultz in Django Unchained, since his character isn't a native English speaker either. – FumbleFingers Mar 26 '13 at 22:26
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    Could you mean "oft-wrong," where "oft" is short for "often"? thefreedictionary.com/oft – Carolyn Mar 26 '13 at 22:50
  • It would be helpful to have some context for this phrase. Can you remember some more of the dialogue or what the movie was? FumbleFingers suggestion of "we got off on the wrong foot" is good - it means "we started badly" or "we did not like each other at first". But maybe you heard something quite different. A common English phrase is "We got along" which means (more or less) "We quite liked each other". – Thruston Mar 26 '13 at 23:05
  • @FumbleFingers : "We got off-wrong" that's what Nick Moran says when Jennifer Esposito is leaving Michael Kopsa's office in the movie : The Proposal(2001)..... Please correct me , if I'm wrong! – MD. Mohiuddin Ahmed Mar 27 '13 at 9:12

I strongly suspect this is simply saying one of these:

We got off to the wrong start.

We started off on the wrong foot.

Per the OED, to start/get off on the wrong foot means

to start unsuccessfully; to fail to establish good relations.

  • Thanks..... but, they think, they didn't hear it , any where..... I heard this, in this movie. – MD. Mohiuddin Ahmed Mar 27 '13 at 9:18

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