miss one's guess, to

miss one's guess, to

To be mistaken, to be wrong in one’s assumptions. This phrase, dating from the first half of the 1900s, is often put negatively, as in “And, when you’re older, an overdose of sex appeal, or I miss my guess” (M. de la Roche, Whiteoak Harvest, 1936).
See also: miss
The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer
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