off the mark

idiom

Definition of off the mark

: not accurate or correct : not achieving the desired result Their estimates were completely off the mark. His efforts to console her were off the mark.

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“Off the mark.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/off%20the%20mark. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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