Definition of be on the wrong tram in English:

be on the wrong tram


  • Be pursuing an unproductive course of action.

    ‘when you start gifting money to polluters you know you're on the wrong tram’
    • ‘Am I on the wrong tram, have I found myself on a sitcom, have I been pranked?’
    • ‘You are on the wrong tram. This is not productive. We must move forward and put all this behind us.’
    • ‘He is on the wrong tram regarding the astronomical amount he paid for the cricket.’
    • ‘His action is a lot more honourable than what she did—so this critic is on the wrong tram!’
    • ‘You are on the wrong tram as a leader if you don't file tax returns.’