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What he was trying to do was to find the point at which he could slow down the economy and, in fact, the market, and he would have gently slowed down the market after three hikes, but he overshot the mark and was not patient enough to see the impact of his price hikes.
I rather overshot the mark," she later confided to a group of young dancers.
Keen to rally Communist and Green partners who have been siding with jobless protesters against him, Mr Jospin overshot the mark on Wednesday with one-sided comments 'in the National Assembly that provoked a walk-out by conservative legislators.