Definition of off target in English:

off target

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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  • Many of his passes were way off target.
  • Greece narrowed its central government budget deficit by 37 percent in the first nine months of 2012, the finance ministry said on Thursday, but revenues were still off target.
  • Carty went for a point and his off-target effort was kept in play by Sean Quinn who flicked it up for Niall Quinn and he punched the ball into the net.
1.1Not accurately described or predicted; incorrect: the original estimate was off target
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  • Many of his predictions have been way off target.
  • It is "off-target" to suggest that the best way to improve governance is by reducing government resources and responsibilities, the report adds.
  • Off-target campaign rhetoric is not limited to matters of war and peace.
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