``If we get the basics right then we will be pretty close to the mark
Objectors felt the title was 'a bit close to the mark
Any film that depicts us as alcoholic, calorie-counting, choc- and man-obsessed lunatics may be just a little close to the mark
A good operator would use his experience and perhaps historical data to assist his guess and usually get quite close to the mark
. A bad or inexperienced operator could waste much time and material before producing acceptable parts because he has no means to translate a given blank weight into the arbitrary control settings used.
The price usually ends up close to the mark
anyway, he adds.
Sales managers, market researchers, and Wall Street analysts are all expected to come up with reasonably accurate estimates of what's likely to happen to monthly and quarterly sales--and often find that their best predictions don't even come close to the mark
. The forecasting models aren't to blame; the problem is just that the real software marketplace is a lot more volatile and untidy than professional crystal-ball gazers like to believe.