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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.
See also: wide
References in classic literature ?
If his eyes had gone wide when he thought that I was a Holy Thern, they fairly popped now that he knew that I was John Carter.
If it had gone wide, the more likely opener from hacks would have been: How come, after what for Everton is an eye-popping net spend of PS33million, you are 17th, one point above QPR, conceded the most goals and already out of the League Cup?
NEIL WARNOCK last night re-opened the debate into using video evidence after Crystal Palace striker Freddie Sears was robbed of a clear goal when referee Rob Shoebridge mistakenly thought the ball had gone wide when it had clearly gone over the line.
That's on top of award contenders that have already gone wide, such as "Doubt," "Last Chance Harvey" and "Gran Torino," or began as a wide release in the first place, i.
Crawley came back into the game and after shots from Ben Abbey and Nigel Brake had gone wide, new signing Gez Murphy fired in another effort that bounced back off an upright.
But the ball escaped through a hole in the corner of the net and referee Damian Hancock ruled that it had gone wide.