be off the mark

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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STEVEN FLETCHER insists his pounds 14million price tag does not daunt him but he is relieved to be off the mark. lion e Sunderland's new striker made his Premier League debut at Swansea and scored twice.
He said: "I am glad to be off the mark. It has been hard for the fans but there is still a good turnout and there was some great support."