off the mark

off the mark
Off the mark
If something is off the mark, it is inaccurate or incorrect.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • off the mark —    If something is off the mark, it is inaccurate or incorrect.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    If something is off the mark, it is incorrect or inaccurate.     His estimation of the cost was completely off the mark …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • off the mark — wrong or not accurate. They said the course would be easy but that turned out to be way off the mark. Usage notes: sometimes used in the phrase not far off the mark almost right: If you guessed he was jealous, you would not be far off the mark …   New idioms dictionary

  • off the mark — adjective Inaccurate; not correct or appropriate. His answers are consistently off the mark. None of them quite make sense …   Wiktionary

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  • 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

  • slow off the mark — slow off the mark/blocks/informal phrase not reacting quickly to take advantage of a situation We have been slow off the mark in spotting this business opportunity. Thesaurus: to do something slowlysynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

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