wide of the mark

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Definition of wide of the mark

: not accurate or correct : not achieving the desired result Their estimates were completely wide of the mark. The results of the fund-raising were wide of the mark.

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“Wide of the mark.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wide%20of%20the%20mark. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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