by a mile

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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