off (or wide of) the mark

off (or wide of) the mark
off (or wide of) the mark
incorrect or inaccurate.
mark

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  • wide of the mark — Ⅰ. ► off (or wide of) the mark incorrect or inaccurate. Main Entry: ↑mark Ⅱ. ► wide of the mark 1) a long way from an intended target. 2) inaccurate. Main Entry: ↑ …   English terms dictionary

  • wide of the mark — adjective not on target the kick was wide the arrow was wide of the mark a claim that was wide of the truth • Syn: ↑wide • Similar to: ↑inaccurate * * * INACCURATE, incorrect, wrong, erroneous, off target, off beam, out, mistaken, misguided,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • wide of the mark — his answer was wide of the mark Syn: inaccurate, incorrect, wrong, erroneous, off target, out, mistaken, misguided, misinformed …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • off the mark — Ⅰ. ► off (or wide of) the mark incorrect or inaccurate. Main Entry: ↑mark Ⅱ. ► wide of the mark 1) a long way from an intended target. 2) inaccurate. Main Entry: ↑ …   English terms dictionary

  • off the mark — adverb (or adjective) : away from the main point or focal center * * * off the mark 1. Off target 2. Well away from the start in a race • • • Main Entry: ↑mark * * * off (or wide of) the mark incorrect or inaccurate his solutions are completely… …   Useful english dictionary

  • wide off the mark —    If something is (or falls) wide off the mark, it is incorrect or inadequate, or it is not what was expected.     The price offered was wide off the mark; it was sold for ten times more! …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • mark — Ⅰ. mark [1] ► NOUN 1) a small area on a surface having a different colour from its surroundings. 2) something that indicates position or acts as a pointer. 3) a line, figure, or symbol made to identify or record something. 4) a sign or indication …   English terms dictionary

  • Mark — 1. n. & v. n. 1 a trace, sign, stain, scar, etc., on a surface, face, page, etc. 2 (esp. in comb.) a a written or printed symbol (exclamation mark; question mark). b a numerical or alphabetical award denoting excellence, conduct, proficiency, etc …   Useful english dictionary

  • mark — 1. n. & v. n. 1 a trace, sign, stain, scar, etc., on a surface, face, page, etc. 2 (esp. in comb.) a a written or printed symbol (exclamation mark; question mark). b a numerical or alphabetical award denoting excellence, conduct, proficiency, etc …   Useful english dictionary

  • wide — 1. adjective 1) a wide river Syn: broad, extensive, spacious, vast, spread out 2) a wide range of opinion Syn: comprehensive, ample, broad, extensive, large, exhaustive …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

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