a million miles away


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a million miles away

Noticeably distracted, unfocused, or lost in thought. Of course you don't remember me saying that—you were a million miles away the whole time! Are you even listening to me? You seem a million miles away.
See also: away, mile, million

*million miles away

Fig. lost in thought; [of someone] daydreaming and not paying attention. (Only one's mind is far away. *Typically: be ~; look to be ~; seem ~.) He was a million miles away during the entire lecture. Look at her. She is a million miles away, not paying any attention to what she is doing.
See also: away, mile, million
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