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go wide

1. Of one's eyes, to open to the greatest extent, typically due to shock or 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 a target, especially by being too far to a side. 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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I want to see Parris (above) driving more directly and not just being a winger who goes wide, I want to see her cutting in and running at the heart of defences, playing little one-twos.
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Whether it hits the net, flies over the bar, goes wide or the keeper makes a save, the result is the same - a kick out.