be close to the mark

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be close to the mark

To almost reach a desired target or outcome. Some of you were very close to the mark on this last test, but no one got a perfect score. His design is close to the mark, but I think we can do better.
See also: close, mark

be close to the mark

  also be near the mark
if something someone says or writes is close to the mark, it is correct or nearly correct He says he can't find a job, but I think it would be closer to the mark to say he doesn't want to work.
See also: close, mark