not far wrong

not far wrong

Partially or nearly correct; close to the truth. A: "What did that TV cost you? $3,500?" B: "Not far wrong—$3,750." A: "I've always suspected that he was stealing money from the company." B: "You're not far wrong. He's been using its offshore accounts to hide his earnings from the IRS."
See also: far, not, wrong

not far ˈoff/ˈout/ˈwrong

(informal) almost correct: She said she thought it would be sold for $200, and she wasn’t far wrong: someone paid $235 for it.The original sales’ estimate was not far off.
See also: far, not, off, out, wrong
References in classic literature ?
The detective was not far wrong in making this conjecture.
It was no generous impulse - no kind relentings that led me to this - nor even the fear of what might be the consequences to myself, if I finished my assault upon the squire by leaving him thus neglected, and exposed to further injury; it was, simply, the voice of conscience; and I took great credit to myself for attending so promptly to its dictates - and judging the merit of the deed by the sacrifice it cost, I was not far wrong.
Marriage was to alter her fortunes rather than her character, and she was not far wrong in boasting that she understood her future husband.
He says a great deal more about things past than about things to come; and though he does not always hit the truth in every case, most times he is not far wrong, so that he makes us fancy he has got the devil in him.
If you felt like you you're getting deja-va from somefestivalline ups last year, then you're not far wrong. 2018 saw over 1000 festivals taking place around the world, and many acts jet setting across the globe to perform to various crowds, and some acts clocked more air miles than others.
ADAM Lallana was not far wrong when he joked that even Bahamian pigs have their views on which side is going to win the league.
He's not far wrong. Rondon is the team's outlet - their biggest asset offensively.
He can be faulted in other respects, but he's not far wrong here.
Potter is kidding, but he's not far wrong. When Potter was a kid playing baseball, his coach was Bill Snellings, who happened to own Snellings Walters.
Warnock's assertion was not far wrong. To claim luck was the sole factor is to ignore the fact that even on a day when Cardiff were not close to their best, they managed seven shots on target and two brilliantly-worked goals.
He may be far gone from office but he's not far wrong.
So the shareholder at last week's AGM who called this record 'embarrassing' was not far wrong.
The Sunday Times reckon he's 'destined for greatness'and they're not far wrong.
If a stapler counts as a lethal weapon, that's actually not far wrong.