words are hard. here's some I've misunderstood throughout my 18 years.
  1. chalk-full
  2. the toast is clear
    the coast is clear
  3. running erins
    running errands
  4. candle opera
  5. donserly light
    dawn's early light
    Suggested by @mackenzieo
  6. Could care less
    It's COULDN'T care less
    Suggested by @BWN_7
  7. Don't you wait!
    Meant to say "Just you wait"
    Suggested by @brittmaag
  8. 2 way streak
    I guess "2 way street" makes more sense... 🛣
    Suggested by @brittmaag
  9. Look who dragged the cat in
    "Look what the cat dragged in" uggggh
    Suggested by @roballen
  10. full proof
    fool proof. it makes more sense with this spelling I guess.
    Suggested by @chloeabzzz
  11. Lucked out
    As a kid I used it to mean "something bad or unlucky happened", like your luck ran out. It took many corrections by my parents to internalize that it means just the opposite 😬
    Suggested by @ladyprofessor
  12. Making front of me (making fun of me)
    Suggested by @holly70
  13. Stay ahead of the curb
    My friend was convinced that "ahead of the curve" was really "ahead of the curb." Her argument: "When you're driving, you want to stay ahead of the curb!"
    Suggested by @kateo
  14. Make end's meat
    Make ends meet. I thought it meant making some really inexpensive, low-quality meat that was just enough to survive on. Which still has the same meaning as "make ends meet" kinda!
    Suggested by @ChrisK
  15. Paper View
    Pay PER view
    Suggested by @_sarah
  16. Bowl in a china shop (bull in a china shop). Both make sense?
    Suggested by @karenalice
  17. Nip it in the butt (nip it in the bud)
    Suggested by @inkacorn
  18. Next store neighbor
    Next door neighbor
    Suggested by @mavi_acumennial
  19. The end is nye
    Thats the spelling of bill nyes surname. Its 'the end is nigh'. 🙄
    Suggested by @aprilkquioh
  20. Oh how the turn tables......
    Suggested by @landsmansarah
  21. Soup-case for Suitcase
    Not me, but a kid from my high school class. That embarrassing revelation, after 19 years of living 😂
    Suggested by @Jazz