go wide

go wide

1. Of the eyes, to open considerably more, often in surprise. My eyes went wide when I got my credit card bill and saw just how much I'm in debt. I felt my eyes go wide when Callie said that she had dumped her boyfriend.
2. To miss the mark. Often used in sports. My shot went wide of the net just as time expired, and, with that, we had our first loss of the season.
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The visitors started strongly but missed chances to go in front early in the game, with Beattie and Lightfoot both having shots go wide or saved.
David Kelly almost pulled one back near the end but saw his effort go wide as the Saints, who lost Alan Patterson through injury, were beaten.
Trouble was it was in the hottest part of the race, and he had to go wide to get a run off a modest early pace.
There are usually one or two titles that go wide just after Oscar noms in order to ride the wave, but never this many.
Millwall had a couple of openings before the break, through David Martin's effort which was blocked after a mazy run and Ahmet Brkovic who saw a shot on the turn go wide.
You are always looking for a striker to go wide and take the ball into feet.
Duffy's Arrival was first away, and Jonwell Shamrock, taking the inside at the first bend and in an endeavour to go wide, bored the favourite round the third and fourth bends.
Leslie Thompson saw a speculative effort go wide for Stockport after just a minute before keeper Conrad Logan was the hero down the other end blocking away a Aaron Wilbraham shot from 18 yards.
The best weapon we have is to put it out in 837 theaters and let it crackle, then go wide the following week.
Gillingham had the better of the exchanges but King was forced to resort to shooting from 35 yards - only for his shot to go wide.
Blackburn went in search of the winner and sub Craig Hignett, who saw his effort go wide.
The seventies are having a moment this year, so go wide.