miss (one's) guess(redirected from they miss their guess)
miss (one's) guess
To make an incorrect or inaccurate guess; to assume or predict wrongly. Sarah told me Tom and Jessica were a couple, but she must have missed her guess. Unless I've missed my guess, I'd say that the project is nearly finished.
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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).
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