off the mark
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- (figuratively) Inaccurate; not correct or appropriate.
- His answers are consistently off the mark. None of them quite make sense.
- 2014, Michael White, "Roll up, roll up! The Amazing Salmond will show a Scotland you won't believe", The Guardian, 8 September 2014:
- Whatever the outcome, Fleet Street's introspective pundits will say: "I told you so", and make dire predictions for the future, which are likely to be off the mark.