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by a mile

By a large amount; by a lot. We won that game by a mile! I think the final score was 10-1. I missed the target by a mile that time.
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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.
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by a mile

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

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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.
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