off beam


British, informal
: incorrect or mistaken : off base
My guess was way off beam.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Biles performs some of the world's hardest skills, including a double-twisting double tuck dismount off beam and a triple-twisting double tuck on floor. Emily Giambalvo Washington Post, Star Tribune, 28 July 2021 MyKayla Skinner fell off beam and went out-of-bounds twice on floor. Nancy Armour, USA TODAY, 5 June 2021 Simone Biles debuted two skills at that meet that had never been done in competition before -- a triple-twisting double back tuck on floor and a double-twisting double back tuck dismount off beam -- and seeing her soar in person was incredible. Tess Demeyer, Dallas News, 25 Aug. 2020

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“Off beam.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2023.

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