Значение идиомы off the beam

[off the beam] {adv.} or {adj. phr.} 1. Not in theradio beam that marks the path to follow between airports; flying inthe wrong direction.

A radio signal tells the pilot of an airplanewhen his plane is off the beam.

2. {slang} Wrong; mistaken.

Maudwas off the beam when she said that the girls didn’t like her.

Contrast: ON THE BEAM.

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