way off base

off base

Incorrect; mistaken or misinformed; not aligned with reality. An allusion to baseball, in which baserunners are only "safe" if their foot is touching a "base." Hyphenated if used before a noun. Primarily heard in US. Your arguments would be compelling if your entire premise wasn't completely off base. You need to stop making these off-base assumptions about how the process works.
See also: base, off
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way off (base)

mod. on the wrong track; completely wrong. (see also off base.) Sorry. You are way off. You should just give up.
See also: base, off, way
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