Definitions for: Go Wrong


[v] be unsuccessful; "Where do today's public schools fail?"; "The attempt to rescue the hostages failed miserably"



Synonyms: fail, miscarry

Antonyms: come through, succeed, win

See Also: ball up, blow, bobble, bollix, bollix up, bollocks, bollocks up, botch, botch up, bumble, bungle, fall, fall flat, fall through, flop, flub, fluff, foul up, founder, fuck up, fumble, louse up, mess up, mishandle, miss, muck up, muff, overreach, screw up, shipwreck, spoil, strike out, take it on the chin




Famous Quotes Containing Go Wrong:


The wrong things are predominantly stressed in the schools - things remote from the student's experience and need.

-- Anne Sullivan Macy (American Eductor)

The only thing wrong with immortality is that it tends to go on forever.

-- Herb Caen (American Journalist)

A woman said to me when she first sat down, You're photographing the wrong side of my face. I said, Oh, is there one?

-- Imogen Cunningham (American Photographer)

There's nothing wrong with the car except that it's on fire.

-- Murray Walker (English Entertainer)

If the seams are showing, there is something wrong with the performance or the construction of the piece. This idea is completely at odds with our modern visual experience, because everything today is based on montage.

-- Esa-Pekka Salonen (Finnish Musician)

Give your decisions, never your reasons; your decisions may be right, your reasons are sure to be wrong.

-- James Mansfield ( -)

Who's paying the million bucks? The insurance company. We've been trying for years to get the insurance industry to say to the gun industry, We won't insure you unless you have policies that will reduce the likelihood of guns falling into the wrong hands easily.

-- Michael D. Barnes (American Politician)

Christopher Reeve did such an amazing job that to give him some kind of accent or more bravado would have been wrong. Audiences wouldn't have responded to that either.

-- Brandon Routh (American Actor)

I've always been a fighter. If you tell me I can't, I'll die trying to prove you wrong.

-- R. A. Salvatore (American Author)

Everybody, even me, sometimes had to compromise on something, doing things we know to be wrong, and this happens doing whatever job in the world. But a singer must have the courage of saying no.

-- Jose Carreras (Spanish Musician)

The Administration should never have walked away from the Kyoto Treaty. Global warming is real and it is here today. The facts aren't the issue. The policy is the issue. I think the Administration's policy on global warming is dead wrong.

-- Ted Kulongoski (American Politician)

If you choose the wrong questions and you proceed, you still get a result, but it's not interesting.

-- Bruce Nauman (American Sculptor)

I've always had a problem with people who couldn't tell the truth or admit a mistake and say they're wrong.

-- Burt Bacharach (American Composer)

I lived in an attached house. My father used to drive into the wrong driveway all the time. He'd say, Damn it, how do you tell one of these houses from another?

-- Paul Simon (American Musician)

A lot of bands that reunite do it for the wrong reasons. They do it for the bucks and everybody can sense it.

-- Glenn Tipton (English Musician)

You can imagine my embarrassment when I killed the wrong guy.

-- Joe Valachi (American Celebrity)

Writing allows me the time to travel and see the world, which is what I always wanted to do. I'd really like to have been Sir Richard Francis Burton, but it's the wrong century.

-- Alan Dean Foster ( Author)

I knew from a very young age that there was something very wrong with me.

-- Patty Duke (American Actress)

The President's speech suggested to me that were we to follow his leadership, we will be in Iraq not for months, but for years. I also hope I am wrong on this.

-- Daniel Inouye (American Politician)

My parents were pretty lenient with me. But, they gave me morality while I was growing up. They taught me the difference between right and wrong.

-- Mark Hoppus (American Musician)

The 50-50-90 rule: Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there's a 90% probability you'll get it wrong.

-- Andy Rooney ( Journalist)

It's innate in me to be a Democrat - a true Southern populist kind of Democrat. There's not a lot of those anymore. I'm not saying I'm right or wrong. That's just the way I feel.

-- Tim McGraw (American Musician)

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them.

-- Frederick Douglass (American Author)

If you can find something everyone agrees on, it's wrong.

-- Mo Udall (American Politician)

When you sing gospel you have a feeling there is a cure for what's wrong.

-- Mahalia Jackson (American Musician)

In any great organization it is far, far safer to be wrong with the majority than to be right alone.

-- John Kenneth Galbraith (American Economist)

An offensive war, I believe to be wrong and would therefore have nothing to do with it, having no right to meddle with another man's property, his ox or his ass, his man servant or his maid servant or anything this is his.

-- Daniel Morgan (American Soldier)

When we had been married five years, we had six children. What, in God's name, was wrong with me?

-- Phil Donahue (American Entertainer)

A door is what a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of.

-- Ogden Nash (American Poet)

The Bush Administration's failure to be consistently involved in helping Israel achieve peace with the Palestinians has been both wrong for our friendship with Israel, as well as badly damaging to our standing in the Arab world.

-- Barack Obama (American President)

The cause of our difficulties in southeast Asia is not a deficiency of power but an excess of the wrong kind of power which results in a feeling of impotence when it fails to achieve its desired ends.

-- J. William Fulbright (American Politician)

I think it's wrong the way they criminalize herb. There are many more uses than just smoking. Beneficial to mankind.

-- Ziggy Marley ( Musician)

I think it is wrong to spend $4 or $5 million in a campaign.

-- Bill Scott (American Actor)

My parents were divorcing, and I think at certain times of your life you do attract the wrong type of person. You don't know any better, and you don't know how you'd like to be treated.

-- Lisa Snowdon (English Model)

It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong.

-- Thomas Sowell (American Economist)


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