This YouTube video (see below) is hysterical and reminds me of the English idiom: Barking up the wrong tree.
Take a look and see if you can understand the meaning of the expression. The photo above should also give you a good hint. You’ll find the definition below.
Does it is make sense now?
Barking up the wrong tree is an English idiomatic expression. The picture above is also a good visual explanation of the expression. The dog is barking up one tree but the cat has escaped to another one.
We use the expression “barking up the wrong tree” as a metaphor to describe when someone is trying to achieve something but they’re doing it in the wrong way (or they are trying to get something but they will not be successful).
Now it’s your turn.
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