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off target

Definition of off target in English:

1So as to miss or fail to achieve the thing aimed at: his shot was off-target [as adjective]: two off-target bombs
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  • Most of the troops dropped by airplane were thirty-five miles off target.
  • David Whittle had a half chance late in the first half but his shot from 25 yards was just off target.
  • Last year some 45% of hospitals missed the target, and so far this year 70% are off target.
1.1Not accurately described or predicted; incorrect: the original estimate was off target
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  • So that objection is simply off target.
  • That comparison seems pretty off target to me.
  • Great care must be taken in estimating rental income as the agent's estimate may be well off target.
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