a miss is as good as a mile

a miss is as good as a mile

Failing or losing by a small margin is just as bad as failing or losing by a large margin. She felt that not achieving a perfect grade point average was as bad as failing all of her classes because, according to her, a miss is as good as a mile.
See also: good, mile, miss

a miss is as good as a mile

BRITISH, INFORMAL
People say a miss is as good as a mile to mean that if you only just fail, the result is as bad as failing by a large amount. She failed the exam by one point, but a miss is as good as a mile.
See also: good, mile, miss