beside the mark


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beside the mark

Tangential or insignificant to the main issue being discussed. I do love the apartment, but that's beside the mark because I don't have enough money for a security deposit right now. Your weekend plans are beside the mark—let's get back to the topic at hand.
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beside the mark

Beside the point; irrelevant.
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So that guy tends to get a six and "put in a good solid shift" sits beside the mark.
Coulber's presence was incongruous beside the Mark Latimer Trio and the Zappatistas, both dedicated to some extreme musical fracturing.