wide off the mark

wide off the mark
far away from the target

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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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 (or wide of) the mark — incorrect or inaccurate. → mark …   English new 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

  • quick off the mark — ALERT, quick, quick witted, bright, clever, perceptive, sharp, sharp witted, observant, wide awake, on one s toes; informal on the ball, quick on the uptake. → mark * * * quick off the mark Prompt to act • • • Main Entry: ↑quick * * * quick off… …   Useful english dictionary

  • quick off the mark — an elite force that was more quick off the mark than any fighting element in the sector Syn: alert, quick, quick witted, bright, clever, perceptive, sharp, sharp witted, observant, wide awake, on one s toes; informal on the ball, quick on the… …   Thesaurus of popular words

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