close to the mark

idiom

: fairly accurate : almost correct
Their estimate was pretty close to the mark.

Examples of close to the mark in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And unlike other early-1900s future projections that involved personal butterfly wings and citywide networks of pneumatic tubes, this prediction from Webster seems to hit fairly close to the mark. Benj Edwards, Ars Technica, 19 Jan. 2023 Is this rumor close to the mark or a clean miss? Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 1 Nov. 2022 But, as the estimates vetted by economists and historians consulted by The Times show, his calculations may have been close to the mark — and possibly even modest. New York Times, 20 May 2022 Whole fat Wondermilk looks a little whiter and chalkier and has a milder flavor, but is still pretty close to the mark. Danielle Wiener-Bronner, CNN, 27 Sep. 2021 At last month’s conference football kickoff, ACC commissioner Jim Phillips said more than half of the 14 member schools had reached the preferred 85% threshold for vaccinations with many more schools close to the mark. Matt Murschel, orlandosentinel.com, 20 Aug. 2021 In some states — Colorado, Minnesota and Virginia, for example — polls hit close to the mark. David Lauter, Los Angeles Times, 5 Nov. 2020 While the national polls were relatively close to the mark in 2016, surveys in many of the key battlegrounds appeared to under-sample Trump supporters, and Trump narrowly won three states – Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin – where an average of the final polls indicated Clinton on top. Paul Steinhauser, Fox News, 21 Oct. 2020 See More

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“Close to the mark.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/close%20to%20the%20mark. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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