miss the mark
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miss the mark(Not convey properly), verb be off the mark, cause error, close to, commit an error, get an incorrect assessment, give a false impression, gloss over the signifiiance, go amiss, go astray, go wrong, labor under a misapprehension, make a mistake, miss the importance, miss the most important issue, not be clear, not be germane
miss the mark(Not on point), verb be deceived, be erroneous, be misguided, be misled, be mistaken, be wrong, commit an error, delude oneself, fall into error, labor under a misapprehension, make a mistake, misapprehend, miscompute, misconstrue, misinterpret, misjudge, receive a false impression
Associated concepts: directed verdict, motion to dismiss
See also: fail, lose