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Synonyms for overshoot

an approach that fails and gives way to another attempt

shoot beyond or over (a target)

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Top DoT officials claim that the cost has overshot the mark because the USOF administrator has made an " arithmetic mistake" which resulted in raising the estimate by ` 869 crore.
We very nearly came through and it's a pity to have missed it, but lately I have felt that we have overshot the mark - no one else is to blame and I hope no attempt will be made to suggest that we lacked support.
Paul Sarbanes recently denied that Sarbox was enacted in haste, the evidence is overwhelming that the law overshot the mark.
Speaking from Hong Kong, where he has been living, he said: 'When I took a break in June 2000 it was going to be a four-year sabbatical, so I have overshot the mark.