what is 'hit the wrong button?
i saw the message in the chat 'i hit the wrong button, sorry.' what is the meaning of this phrase?
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Hi Ewan, To hit the wrong button literally means that someone has pressed the wrong button on their keyboard. In a social environment, pressing the wrong button means that you brought up or pointed out something that is a sensitive subject to another person. Hope this helps. Regards, Herman
It means you made someone angry
Hello! This ward can be used in several situations: 1. while typing you made a mistake in one word or one phrase (cause you "hit the wrong" button) 2. in an elevator you pressed uncorrectly 3. you pressed the wrong buttom while using any vehicle or machine where are buttons
Hi! If someone was typing and then he/she made a mistake he/she might say "I hit the wrong button".Thank you!
Hello Ewan Besides hitting the wrong button on your laptop or phone. It also Figuratively means ' I made a mistake' and I apologise(sorry)
I pressed the incorrect button on my phone or computer.
Hi Ewan! Somebody accidentally touched a wrong button (emoji, letter, number,etc) and sent the wrong word through SMS, text, etc. Another slang term for this is I “fat finger “
It means you press the wrong key on your laptop or pc keyboard.
It simply means the person pressed the wrong key button on the keyboard. more of like a typo or a wrong word sent instead of what they wanted to say
It simply means the person pressed the wrong key on the keyboard of their laptop , tablet or mobile. They may have made a typo ......an error in writing becase they write too fast .....or a wrong emoji
Hit in this context doesn't necessarily mean "to punch or hit", simply to press or click. It seems that the person that wrote the message pressed the wrong button in the keyboard. On the other hand, the phrase "pressing the wrong button" refers to taking a bad decision or making the wrong choice.