wrong' num'ber

1. (in telephoning)
a. a call made to a number other than the one intended.
b. the number or person reached through such a call.
2. Slang.
a. the wrong person for a particular task, role, or situation: Me cook a gourmet dinner?--You've got the wrong number!
b. an inadequate, disagreeable, or repulsive person: She's OK, but her brother's a wrong number.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.


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