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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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Founded in 1993 by Miles and his wife, Rosalind Bell, Cultural Exchange is the nation's first African American-owned, full-line toy company.
This year a 100% recycled RIM component will be introduced on a commercial domestic automotive platform, utilizing grinding and compression molding technology developed by Miles' German parent, Bayer AG.
The new application was developed jointly by Miles, one of Detroit's Big Three car builders, and an unnamed domestic molder.
Helens, surrounded by miles of Douglas-fir plantations.
Here, the narrow streets are dotted with colonial houses, clapboard cottages and five resorts, while the islands is encircled by miles of pink sand beach.