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be off the mark

To be inaccurate or wrong. I never once said that! Your reporter is completely off the mark in her accusations. I thought I knew what real estate costs around here, but wow, I was totally off the mark.
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It's taken me four games but I am off the mark now and I am looking forward to Tuesday now.
You want to let the fans know (when celebrating his goals) you are not just going to take the stick off them, but it was good and I'm glad I am off the mark.
I do not think I am off the mark when I say that in the past two decades there has been a noticeably strong rise of ethnic elements in this music.
John said: "I am glad I am off the mark and up and running because it is important for any striker to get goals when he joins a new club.
We will be looking to finish in the top six at least and I want to add to my goals tally now that I am off the mark.
But we have plenty of chances to pick up points before then, particularly at home in front of our own fans - and the goals will come now I am off the mark.