bum\ steer

noun
Wrong or misleading directions given naively or on purpose.

Man, you sure gave me a bum steer when you told me to go north on the highway; you should have sent me south!


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  • bum steer — noun count INFORMAL a piece of false information or bad advice that influences you to do the wrong thing …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bum steer — {n.} Wrong or misleading directions given naively or on purpose. * /Man, you sure gave me a bum steer when you told me to go north on the highway; you should have sent me south!/ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bum steer — {n.} Wrong or misleading directions given naively or on purpose. * /Man, you sure gave me a bum steer when you told me to go north on the highway; you should have sent me south!/ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bum steer — noun Etymology: bum (VIII) slang : an instance of false or misleading information or directions especially when purposely so a man who got himself a bum steer … and was attempting to brazen it out rather than admit his error R.H.Rovere * * * bum… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bum steer — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms bum steer : singular bum steer plural bum steers informal a piece of false information or bad advice that influences you to do the wrong thing …   English dictionary

  • bum steer — [“bm “stir] n. a false lead; false information. □ You sure gave me a bum steer when you told me who he was. □ We spent all day checking out what turned out to be a bum steer …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • bum steer — noun bad advice, regardless of intention. He never, so far as I knew, gave me a bum steer …   Wiktionary

  • Bum steer — incorrect information or advice, misleading idea or suggested course of action …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • bum steer — Australian Slang incorrect information or advice, misleading idea or suggested course of action …   English dialects glossary

  • bum steer — noun N. Amer. informal a piece of false information …   English new terms dictionary


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