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be off base

1. To be inaccurate or wrong. I never once said that! Your reporter is completely off base in her accusations. I thought I knew what real estate costs around here, but wow, I was totally off base.
2. Of a runner in baseball, to not be touching the base. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. The pitcher saw that the runner at first was off base and threw him out.
See also: base, off