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Meaning of 'Send the wrong message'



 
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Meaning of 'Send the wrong message' #1 (permalink) Sun Jun 07, 2009 4:44 am   Meaning of 'Send the wrong message'
 

English Idioms and Expressions, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #2 "Send the right message", question 1

This sort of behaviour sends the wrong message to young people.

(a) delivers the incorrect letter
(b) fails to communicate
(c) does not talk properly
(d) does not set a good example

English Idioms and Expressions, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #2 "Send the right message", answer 1

This sort of behaviour does not set a good example to young people.

Correct answer: (d) does not set a good example
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Meaning of 'Send the wrong message' #2 (permalink) Sun Jun 07, 2009 8:40 am   Meaning of 'Send the wrong message'
 

Hi,

'Send the wrong message' suggests 'show/give a bad example'. What this means is that bad behaviour can suggest to young people that this is how they should behave and this isn't what should happen.

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