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
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The planned development for the Wagner Farm appears to entirely miss the mark. There is no plan for parkland, despite an opportunity to link parks north and south of the property.
My question is how does the procurement of items like this go through so many executive channels and consideration only to miss the mark?
According to Rick Dearborn, president of MarketVid, many businesses miss the mark when integrating social media and online video.
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When we aim toward the wrong goal, we miss the mark.
In fact, there's a grave danger it'll miss the mark altogether.
SPS systems will rapidly become commonplace, because the current isolated, independent storage and protection schemes continue to miss the mark in addressing backup complexity, disaster recovery cost and uninterrupted application access to data.
Team America is an international police force trying to foil the evil plans of a wicked dictator, with plenty of great effects, although some of the jokes are overdone and miss the mark. 3 STARS
Woo Song, CFO, chairman and cofounder of Intrasphere Technologies, headquartered in New York and with international operations in London, says that while all organizations are struggling to strike the right balance among value, cost and risk with regards to strategic IT spending, most miss the mark.