miss the mark

(redirected from missing the mark)
Like this video? Subscribe to our free daily email and get a new idiom video every day!

miss the mark

To be slightly or somewhat mistaken, incorrect, or inaccurate. I believe your statements about the city's homelessness problem have rather missed the mark. The film tries to be a commentary on the middle class in this country, but it ends up missing the mark.
See also: mark, miss
References in periodicals archive ?
GOVERNMENT efforts to more women onto the boards of Britain's bigegst companies are missing the mark, says a leading local businesswoman.
The real need is to orchestrate a plan that integrates video so there is a clear and measurable return on investment, or you are missing the mark.
Guerrero has atleast 30 home runs in eight of the past nine seasons, missing the mark in an injury-plagued 2003 season when he hit 25.
As you might expect in such dangerous waters, it's a hit and miss affair with the busy Up All Night and slick Sweet Vacation working well, but the predictable I Call It Love and slower What You Are missing the mark.
He's got some provocative views on the future of the industry, where insurers are missing the mark on technology and what products insurers are overlooking.
In the small California Keyes Union Elementary School District, half of the six schools are missing the mark when it comes standards of No Child Left Behind.
He and his wife were devoted to each other, but their relationship seemed one big struggle, with their attempts to communicate constantly missing the mark.
This survey sends a clear message that Washington is missing the mark," Ignagni added.
Using a product where presentation takes precedence over technical analysis can trick a novice planner into missing the mark.
If the owner is going to sell [and doesn't tell us] we can be putting together a plan for a new HVAC that would be missing the mark by a mile.
Now, reporters are seeing corrupt politicians in jail and crooked businessmen suicides and, once again, are missing the mark.
NEW YORK -- Nearly half of the Baby Boom Generation believes there is little truth in advertising and more than 60% wish ads had more real information, suggesting that America's advertising industry may be missing the mark in targeting the most affluent generation in U.
Some question the plan's focus - as lacking a regional outlook - while a prominent scholar on gangs fears a new agency would merely reshuffle programs that might be missing the mark.
Poor usability, complex implementation and inferior query performance are main factors in companies missing the mark when it comes to analyzing data and, with Netezza, we can help our clients overcome these limitations.