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To make a wrong judgment or decision

overestimate

verb

to consider something to be better than it really is

misjudge

verb

to make a wrong judgment about a person or situation

overestimate

verb

to make a mistake by guessing an amount, number etc that is too high

err

verb

to make a mistake, especially in a judgment or decision

jump/leap to conclusions

to make a decision about something too quickly without knowing all the facts

get your sums wrong

to make bad decisions about a policy that involves money

take for

to believe something, usually wrongly, about someone or something

miscalculate

verb

to make a wrong judgment about what will happen or what to do in a situation

double-book

verb

to promise the same seat, table, or room to two different people at the same time

misapply

verb

to use something, for example a law, theory, or money, in a way that is wrong or illegal

creep

used with other nouns to describe the unexpected and often unwanted effects of a particular situation or trend

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a woman in middle age who has to juggle caring for teenage children and ageing parents with a career

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