beam, off the

beam, off the
 Wrong. On the wrong track, adj. off-beam.

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  • off the beam — phrasal : not following a guiding beam : proceeding on a wrong course : deviating from the normal or true truly off the beam and wandering in a Stygian darkness Peggy Bennett * * * off the beam 1. Off the course shown by a radio beam 2. Off the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • off the beam — {adv.} or {adj. phr.} 1. (Of an airplane) Not in the radio beam that marks the path to follow between airports; flying in the wrong direction. * /A radio signal tells the pilot of an airplane when his plane is off the beam./ 2. {slang} Wrong;… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • off the beam — {adv.} or {adj. phr.} 1. (Of an airplane) Not in the radio beam that marks the path to follow between airports; flying in the wrong direction. * /A radio signal tells the pilot of an airplane when his plane is off the beam./ 2. {slang} Wrong;… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • off\ the\ beam — adv or adj. phr. 1. (Of an airplane) Not in the radio beam that marks the path to follow between airports; flying in the wrong direction. A radio signal tells the pilot of an airplane when his plane is off the beam. 2. slang Wrong; mistaken. Maud …   Словарь американских идиом

  • off the beam — wrong, mistaken What he said about the new office was right off the beam and should be ignored by everyone …   Idioms and examples

  • off the beat — phrasal or off beat : out of tempo : showing irregularity : off the beam …   Useful english dictionary

  • off the beam —  Wrong. Thinking along incorrect lines …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • Beam-powered propulsion — is a class of spacecraft propulsion mechanisms that use energy beamed to the spacecraft from a remote power plant. Most designs are rocket engines where the energy is provided by the beam, and is used to superheat propellant that then provides… …   Wikipedia

  • beam — [bēm] n. [ME < OE, a tree, piece of wood, column; akin to Ger baum, Du boom, tree] 1. Obs. the squared off trunk of a tree 2. a) a long, thick piece of wood, metal, or stone, used in building b) such a piece used as a horizontal support for a… …   English World dictionary

  • BEAM robotics — The word beam in BEAM robotics is an acronym for Biology, Electronics, Aesthetics, and Mechanics . This is a term that refers to a style of robotics that primarily uses simple analog circuits, such as comparators, instead of a microprocessor in… …   Wikipedia

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