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: wide

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  • wide of the mark — {adv.} or {adj. phr.} 1. Far from the target or the thing aimed at. * /James threw a stone at the cat but it went wide of the mark./ 2. Far from the truth; incorrect. * /You were wide of the mark when you said I did it, because Bill did it./… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • wide of the mark — {adv.} or {adj. phr.} 1. Far from the target or the thing aimed at. * /James threw a stone at the cat but it went wide of the mark./ 2. Far from the truth; incorrect. * /You were wide of the mark when you said I did it, because Bill did it./… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • wide of the mark — If something is wide of the mark, it is inaccurate or incorrect …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • wide of the mark — index improper Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law 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 — adv or adj. phr. 1. Far from the target or the thing aimed at. James threw a stone at the cat but it went wide of the mark. 2. Far from the truth; incorrect. You were wide of the mark when you said I did it, because Bill did it. Contrast: hit the …   Словарь американских идиом

  • 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

  • wide of the mark — far from the target or the thing aimed at, incorrect His ideas for the new company were wide of the mark from what everyone expected …   Idioms and examples

  • wide of the mark — adjective a) Missing the target Well, I suppose you could say the weatherman was wide of the mark again then! b) inaccurate …   Wiktionary

  • wide of the mark —    If something is wide of the mark, it is inaccurate or incorrect.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

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