Off the mark

  • Florentia52

    Modwoman in the attic
    English - United States
    Please give us a sentence using the phrase, so we have a specific example to discuss. Some words and phrases have different meanings in British English and American English.
     
    Apologies!

    2 examples:

    1) Is this how you are supposed to greet people in this country or am I completely off the mark?
    2) During an oral exam, one teacher to an other: "I can tell he hasn't been paying attention lately. He's completely off the mark."
     
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