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    #1

    Smile he has terrible aim

    Question: Jeff will be pitching for our team.
    Answer: But he has terrible aim.



    Does the line in bold mean "he can't pitch acrately?" Thanks.


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    Re: he has terrible aim

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    Question: Jeff will be pitching for our team.
    Answer: But he has terrible aim.



    Does the line in bold mean "he can't pitch accurately [acrately]?" Thanks.
    I know it sounds like this but it's spelled as above.

    That's probably what it means, yes, but did you hear this or read it. Perhaps you heard,

    But he has a terrible arm.

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    Re: he has terrible aim

    Yes. He can't pitch accurately. To have terrible aim; to not be able to throw well enough to hit the target.

    See also can't hit the side of a barn: broad side | | Dictionary & Translation by Babylon

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    Re: he has terrible aim

    Terrible aim is perfectly good English. (A native English speaker would know that.)

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    Re: he has terrible aim

    Thanks, riverkid and Soup.
    Sorry for the typo--accurately.
    Based on my source, it's "he has terrible aim." I read it.

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    Re: he has terrible aim

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    Thanks, riverkid and Soup.
    Sorry for the typo--accurately.
    Based on my source, it's "he has terrible aim." I read it.
    Your eyes haven't deceived you. (Don't assume that being a native speaker makes one's assumption more accurate than your own observations. )

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