wide of the mark


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not on target

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We are sure that any accusations to the contrary are well wide of the mark," he added.
These preposterous predictions have, as they were always going to, proved laughably wide of the mark.
We can only guess at his motive, but burglary probably isn't far wide of the mark.
FRESH speculation linking David Moyes with the vacant Aston Villa job is wide of the mark, the Echo can reveal.
Villa are unwilling to comment officially on reports which they are adamant are wide of the mark.
Bearing in mind such phrases as "High Performance Behavioural Framework" or "Performance Orientation," Orwell may well not have been too far wide of the mark when he wrote the book 60 years ago.
Expectations for the top flight to hover below the milestone proved wide of the mark.
I'm sure the Chronicle wouldn't print a review someone had written based on a musician's tabloid reputation and not their performance, but then the review was so wide of the mark, I imagine at best he saw the first ten minutes.
Rumors that the car will dump its V10 engine in favor of a smaller V8 in order to keep current with Formula One's changing engine regulations are thought to be wide of the mark.
However, as our Star Products Review reveals, our predictions weren't too wide of the mark, with a clutch of products we tipped last December proving they had genuine star quality The biggest winners were Diageo's Baileys Glide, Masterfoods' first biscuit entry Bisc&, Gu Chocolate Puds and Wall's Balls--all scoring the ultimate accolade of four stars.
David Lee's commentary suggesting that GLBT people are too tolerant of religious intolerance of homosexuality is far wide of the mark.
Think Rocky Horror Show and you will not be wide of the mark.
Two titillating rumors circulating the corridors of The Mayflower Hotel at the NEPA conference proved to be wide of the mark, one of them way wide of the mark.
Whereas once gay men sought 'trade' they now sought equals" is uncharacteristically wide of the mark, as is his contention that "increasingly, the goal was not casual sex but longer term relationships.
His specific forecast may have been wide of the mark (in this article, published in 1974, Kindleberger predicts that Brussels will emerge as Europe's financial center