wide of the mark

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.


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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 — 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 — 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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