wide of the mark
Meaning: If something is wide of the mark, it isn't true or accurate, or it misses the target.
- The manager expected sales to double this year, but his prediction was wide of the mark. They only increased by ten per cent.
- Ronaldo's first shot was wide of the mark, but his second one went right into the back of the net for a goal.
The weather forecast for today was wide of the mark. It's been a beautiful sunny day, but the forecast said it would be
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Contributor: Matt Errey