By a country mile

By a country mile
by a great extent: "She won by a country mile"

Dictionary of Australian slang . 2013.

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  • country mile — (USA) A country mile is used to describe a long distance …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • country mile — [n] long distance far piece, good way, great distance; concepts 651,739,790 …   New thesaurus

  • country mile — ☆ country mile n. Informal a very long way or extent …   English World dictionary

  • country mile — noun : a long distance loud enough to be heard a country mile * * * noun [singular] informal : a long distance He lives a country mile from the nearest store. She beat the other swimmers by a country mile. * * * ˌcountry ˈmile 8 [country mile] …   Useful english dictionary

  • country mile — /kʌntri ˈmaɪl/ (say kuntree muyl) noun 1. an indeterminate measure of great distance. –phrase 2. by a country mile, by a long way: *The knockout, of course, is Penfold s Grange Hermitage, one of the greatest red wines in the world and the finest… …  

  • country mile — Informal. a long distance: He can hit a baseball a country mile. [1945 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • by a country mile — Australian Slang by a great extent: She won by a country mile …   English dialects glossary

  • by a country mile — by a long distance, by a wide margin    Black Beauty won the race by a country mile. She was far ahead …   English idioms

  • country mile — an informal measurement of distance, usually longer than the statute mile (1760 yards or 1609 metres) or straight distance of one mile, as it can involve winding roads or rough terrain. More a measure of traveling time than distance, being the… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • country mile — noun Date: 1950 a long distance …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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