Definition of near or close to the mark in English:

near (or close) to the mark

  • Almost accurate: to say he was their legal adviser would be nearer the mark
    More example sentences
    • Mr Sheridan said claims indicate their initial estimates that close to £4m will be required to compensate investors will be very close to the mark.
    • Although descriptions of Clarke as the ‘next Waugh’ appeared trite, they are starting to look eerily close to the mark.
    • Caddell is not alone among the anti-Bush who acknowledge that some Bush attacks are uncomfortably close to the mark.
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