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.

something that you say which means that failing to do something when you almost succeeded is no better than failing very badly I've tried to reassure him that he only failed by three percent but the way he sees it, a miss is as good as a mile.
See also: good, mile, miss