a mile away

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a mile away

Very easily. Always of something detected or observed. I can spot Paul from a mile away, just by the way he walks. After decades as an investigator, I can identify a con man a mile away.
See also: away, mile

a mile off

Very easily. Always of something detected or observed. I can spot Paul a mile off, just by the way he walks. After decades as an investigator, I can identify a con man a mile off.
See also: mile, off

miles away

If someone is miles away, they are completely unaware of what is happening or of what someone is saying, because they are thinking deeply about something else. Sorry, I was miles away. Could you repeat that? You didn't hear a word I said, did you? You were miles away.
See also: away, mile