off beam

idiom

Definition of off beam

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

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“Off beam.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/off%20beam. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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