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Mark

1. See: Mark to market.

2. See: Deutschemark.
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It was a well-worked goal and it was good to get off the mark."
The IMF's reserves projections went off the mark by $2.4 billion or almost one-fifth.
Now he has got off the mark, Supreme Builder could be the sort to run up a sequence.
"It was great for Nigel Reo-Coker to get off the mark as well.
He has failed to get off the mark in three runs over fences to date, but has reached the frame on each occasion and had the misfortune to bump into some above-average types.
"Much as I respect B2B copywriter Bob Bly (I consider him a friend and colleague) he's off the mark ...
* Materials/energy/utility companies, many of which are government-regulated, had the most difficulty meeting analyst forecasts--28.3 percent of them missed forecasts, with 14.1 percent off the mark by more than 10 percent.
I fear the founder of the Christian Deer Hunters Association argues off the mark in affirming that the Nazarene would countenance deer hunting without qualifications ("Would Jesus shoot Bambi?" May Catholic Tastes).
Eric Shinseki, the Army Chief of Staff, and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld were never that friendly--and got worse last spring, when Shinseki testified before Congress that occupying Iraq would require "several hundred thousand troops." Shinseki's estimate, based on a study by the Army War College, was shot down by Rumsfeld deputy Paul Wolfowitz, who disparaged it publicly as "wildly off the mark." The feud continued through Shinseki's retirement ceremony on June 11, which neither Rumsfeld nor Wolfowitz, breaking protocol, deigned to attend.
On the other hand, if they have an interim checkup a few weeks after setting their goals--and then maybe even quarterly or semiannual reviews--their manager might be able to nudge them in the right direction; instead, they spent the last 11 months sliding further off the mark.
The cover of this comic book, "The off the mark Science Fiction Picture Show" does not do it justice, as the purple background with violet dots and a green monster mouth with a snake tongue and teeth looks like a teenager's horror drawing.
However, I thought it was time to question such tactics, particularly since his review of my book--The World of Tupac Amaru: Conflict, Community and Identity in Colonial Peru--was so off the mark as to leave one wondering if he had actually read the book.