be off beam

be off beam
British & Australian to be wrong.

Overall the article was well-written although one or two points that she made were a little off beam.

I'm afraid your calculations are way off beam.

New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • off beam — ► off beam informal on the wrong track. Main Entry: ↑beam …   English terms dictionary

  • off-beam — offˈ beam adjective Mistaken, wrong headed, misguided • • • Main Entry: ↑off …   Useful english dictionary

  • off-beam — adjective MAINLY BRITISH INFORMAL not correct or accurate …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • off beam — see off beam …   English dictionary

  • off-beam — also off beam ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ If you describe something or someone as off beam, you mean that they are wrong or inaccurate. [INFORMAL] Everything she says is a little off beam …   English dictionary

  • off beam — British wrong or not accurate Rumours about his resignation are way off beam …   English dictionary

  • off beam — (informal) MISTAKEN, incorrect, inaccurate, wrong, erroneous, off target, out, on the wrong track, wide of the mark, awry. → beam …   Useful english dictionary

  • off beam — informal on the wrong track. → beam …   English new terms dictionary

  • off-beam — UK / US adjective informal not correct or accurate …   English dictionary

  • beam — ► NOUN 1) a long piece of timber or metal used as a support in building. 2) a narrow horizontal length of timber for balancing on in gymnastics. 3) a ray or shaft of light or particles. 4) a radiant smile. 5) a ship s breadth at its widest point …   English terms dictionary

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