find one's mark/target

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of find one's mark/target

: to hit a target that was aimed for
  • The bullet found its target.
often used figuratively
  • Her angry reaction showed that his criticisms had found their mark.

Word by Word Definitions

find play
  1. : to come upon often accidentally : encounter

  2. : to meet with (a particular reception)

  3. : to come upon by searching or effort

  1. : an act or instance of finding

  2. : something found: such as

  3. : a valuable discovery

mark play
  1. : a boundary land

  2. : a conspicuous object serving as a guide for travelers

  3. : something (such as a line, notch, or fixed object) designed to record position

  1. : to fix or trace out the bounds or limits of

  2. : to plot the course of : chart

  3. : to set apart by or as if by a line or boundary

  1. : any of various old European units of weight used especially for gold and silver

  2. : a unit of value:

  3. : an old English unit equal to 13s 4d

  1. : an early Jewish Christian traditionally identified as the writer of the Gospel of Mark —called also John Mark

  2. : the second Gospel (see 1gospel 1) in the New Testament — see Bible Table

  3. : a king of Cornwall, uncle of Tristram, and husband of Isolde

target play
  1. : a mark to shoot at

  2. : a target marked by shots fired at it

  3. : something or someone fired at or marked for attack

  1. : to make a target of

  2. : to direct or use toward a target


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