1.To lose track of
2.Mass distribution of meaningless merchandise.
1.I misplaced my battery.
2.I would like to buy that Misplaced t-shirt, because i listen to them ALL the time.
a euphemism used to hide the truth and avoid responsibility
Blumenthal didn't repeatedly lie about serving in Vietnam, -it's just a matter of "a few misplaced words."
Paul's belief in not one, that if acted upon, would deny basic civil rights to every American, -it's just that "his philosophy is misplaced in these times."
It's not the destruction of the earth's fragile ecosystem by millions of gallons spewing petrochemicals, -it's just a misplaced natural resource.
"I did not have sex with that woman," -it was just a misplaced penis.