country mile


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country mile

Rur. a great distance. The batter knocked that ball a country mile. I had to walk a country mile to the next gas station.
See also: country, mile

country mile

A distance that's farther than anticipated. Rural distances seem to be much longer than city folk think, so when a farmer says that the turnoff is “just a mile down the road,” that mile can stretch on interminably. The phrase used to be regularly used by baseball radio broadcasters to describe the distance of a long home run.
See also: country, mile
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A Country Mile, a seven-year-old chestnut gelding, was made favourite and is trained by Matthew's older brother Marc, a former point-topoint rider of note himself.
The race would be a complete non-event, with Frankel winning by a country mile and Black Caviar being eased down a furlong from home and finishing a well-beaten fourth.
Electric vehicles only produce emissions from their manufacture and the generation of the electricity they use, so they are at least 50 per cent less dirty than LPG - cleaner by a country mile.
He hits the ball a country mile and was putting for eagle on two of the par 5s at Swinley Forest.
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This year alone our budget will be the lowest in the Premier League by a country mile.
Anderson said: "To be honest, as a bowler you do go through varying bits of form and, for the last 18 months, he has been the best bowler by a country mile for Australia.
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He is the best winger in the world by a country mile," purred former England coach Dick Best.
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He actually said this last season watching Kenny Lofton chase down a fly ball in a game at Coors Field: "He had to run a country mile, and he had a country mile to work within that framework.
Over the years, though, they have gently improved with the generation before this new one being a country mile better than anything that had gone before it.
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No doubt more than one wet-behind-the-ears pilot missed his target by a good country mile, and the small clearings grew into vast desolate stretches of Pine Barren sand.