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.
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.
Honda reckons the MK2 model HR-V combines the personality of a coupe with the solid stance of an SUV and they're 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.
I think these figures are not far wrong because doctors are feeling so tired.
He later posted pictures of himself meeting 'peaceful Sikhs' in Wolverhampton on Twitter and said: "We are not far right - and not far wrong either.
She was not far wrong, as the breasts can move anywhere between 4cm to 14cm per step during exercise.
7 -- When Maharashtra chief minister Prithviraj Chavan accused his Bihar counterpart, Nitish Kumar, of playing cheap political games, he was not far wrong.
But judging by the BBC's epically clueless coverage of the Jubilee river pageant, I'm probably not far wrong.
Tudor Minstrel was an overwhelmingly dominant champion in both his seasons and those who hailed him as the horse of the century after his awesome victory in the 1947 2,000 Guineas were not far wrong.