near the mark

idiom

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

Examples of near the mark in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Thomas Jefferson—hitting very near the mark for a man of so many contradictory views—agonized that slavery would tear the country apart. Barton Swaim, WSJ, 2 July 2021 Nevertheless, Biden’s bet that Republicans don’t have an effective counterstrategy to his whiteness seems to be valid, even if his larger promise of a new bipartisan era is nowhere near the mark. Matt Ford, The New Republic, 23 Mar. 2021

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“Near the mark.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/near%20the%20mark. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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