Not Too Far off the Mark for Anyone

HSS

Senior Member
Standard Japanese, Sendaian Japanese
Hi. how are you?

Other people might well disagree with me, but I think I'm not too far off the mark for anyone.

Could anyone please help me understand what "for anyone" here means?

Thanks,

Hiro
 
  • cycloneviv

    Senior Member
    English - Australia
    Thanks for the context, HSS.

    I suspect the writer might mean "Others may disagree with the way I have interpreted these sentences, but I think they would agree that my interpretations are close to their own."

    That is just my guess, however, and it might be worth asking on the other forum.
     

    Nunty

    Modified
    Hebrew-US English (bilingual)
    I agree with cycloveviv.

    I'm familiar with "right on the mark", "close to the mark" and "not too far from/off the mark" as American idioms referring to relative correctness. I've always thought of the "mark" as a sort of target, and the opinion stated as a dart thrown at the target.
     
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