close to the mark


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close to the mark

Close to or approximating a desired target or outcome; almost correct, accurate, or acceptable. Some of you were very close to the mark on this last test, but no one got a perfect score. His design is close to the mark, but I think we can do better.
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The shuttles were designed to fly 100 missions each, and not one of these shuttles had even come close to the mark.
If we get the basics right then we will be pretty close to the mark this season.
Any film that depicts us as alcoholic, calorie-counting, choc- and man-obsessed lunatics may be just a little close to the mark.
The price usually ends up close to the mark anyway, he adds.
Only Simon Katich has come close to the mark for Derbyshire this season in four Trophy matches.
And when one turns his cynicism on his own learned profession, he is just as close to the mark.