wide of the mark

wide of the mark
adjective
not on target
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the kick was wide

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the arrow was wide of the mark

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a claim that was wide of the truth

Syn: ↑wide
Similar to: ↑inaccurate

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INACCURATE, incorrect, wrong, erroneous, off target, off beam, out, mistaken, misguided, misinformed.
mark

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wide of the mark
(well) off target
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Main Entry:mark
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wide of the mark
Far out, astray from the truth
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Main Entry:wide

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wide of the mark phrase
incorrect

Her theory turned out to be pretty wide of the mark.

Thesaurus: wrong about somethingsynonym
Main entry: mark

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a long way away from an intended target
inaccurate

the accusation was a little wide of the mark

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wide of the ˈmark idiom
not accurate

Their predictions turned out to be wide of the mark.

Main entry:wideidiom

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  • 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 — 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 — 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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