Definition of “be off the mark” - English Dictionary

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“be off the mark” in British English

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be off the mark

If something someone says or writes is off the mark, it is not correct:

His criticisms are way off the mark.
Bedini and Curzi were probably not far off the mark in their analysis.

(Definition of “be off the mark” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)