by a mile

by a mile

Fig. by a great distance. (Usually an exaggeration.) You missed the target by a mile. Your estimate of the budget deficit was off by a mile.
See also: mile

by a mile

by a large number, distance, or amount It's the biggest football club in Brazil by a mile.
See also: mile

by a mile

  also by miles
if someone or something wins or is the best by a mile, they win easily or are much better than everyone or everything else Of all the strawberry ice-creams we've tasted, this is the best by miles. Everyone expected him to win the championship by a mile.
See also: mile