Значение идиомы miss by a mile

[miss by a mile] {v. phr.}, {informal} 1. To shoot at something andbe far from hitting it; not hit near.

Jack’s first shot missed thetarget by a mile.

2. To be very wrong; be far from right.

Leetried to guess on the examination, but his answers missed by a mile.

3. To fail badly; not succeed at all.

John Brown wanted to begovernor but in the election he missed by a mile.

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