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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.
See also: wide
References in classic literature ?
The man, his eyes going wide in astonishment, stopped as though turned to stone.
Gomez's first-time shot was going wide until it deflected off Graham's foot and went in off the right-hand post 0-2, Defoe, 85mins: Fletcher teed-up Johnson in the box, his shot flicked off Seamus Coleman and hit a combination of Defoe's knee and hand to send it past Tim Howard from close range BOOKINGS SAFC: Brown 43mins (foul), Gomez 65mins (foul), Defoe 66mins (foul) EFC: Coleman 73mins (foul), Garbutt 88mins (foul) SENT OFF SAFC: None EFC: None REFEREE Lee Probert (Wiltshire) .
The expectation is that boot will be put to ball a great deal at the Millennium Stadium next week when Wales take on Ireland, with teams so wary of going wide.
The ball appeared to be going wide, but curled viciously inside keeper Rob Green's far post.
However, the panel have ruled the shot was going wide and should instead go down as an own goal.
Johnson (right) said: "Our shooting is going wide and over the stands, our corners are not finding the targets.
One said: "I knew it wasn't going wide but when it hit the inside of the post, I thought I'd better get to it second time.
The associated costs of going wide aren't as much, since additional prints have already been paid for.
England's only moment of joy came when 29-year-old surprise debutant Darren Pattinson persuaded Australian umpire Daryl Harper to give lbw against Hashim Amla after a full toss down the leg-side that seemed to be going wide.
After going wide in the turn to get past the trio, The Cliff's Edge encountered three other slower-moving horses in the stretch.
They had most chances for the rest of the second half, too, with a Kevin Nicholson shot going wide from six yards in the final five minutes.
Mullen got an instinctive touch to a ball going wide to equalise for Stanley in 70 minutes and added a second with five minutes to go after Chris Clarke had rushed out and failed to gather a through ball.
George McLean's shot was going wide, hit ref Ivan Robinson and was deflected into goal.
The deflection off Darren Purse was unfortunate - the shot by Will Hoskins was going wide.
With two minutes remaining in extra time, Louis Barnes cracked a shot that appeared to be going wide of the goal.