country mile

noun

Definition of country mile 

: a long distance

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Synonyms & Antonyms for country mile

Synonyms

afar, far cry, long haul, mile

Antonyms

hair, inch, step, stone's throw

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Examples of country mile in a Sentence

He lives a country mile from the nearest store. She beat the other swimmers by a country mile.

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Having said that, although two players are clearly leading ahead of the others, one is country miles ahead of the other. SI.com, "REVEALED: Premier League Fans Vote for Their PFA Player of the Year in 90min Poll," 17 Apr. 2018 Bell’s final, futile swing wasn’t within a country mile. Dan Wiederer, chicagotribune.com, "Kerry Wood and ‘the greatest game ever pitched’: The oral history of May 6, 1998 at Wrigley Field," 1 May 2018 Colorado Avalanche — A- Last season, the Avs were the NHL's worst team by a country mile. Jimmy Hascup, USA TODAY, "NHL midseason grades: Progress reports for all 31 teams," 8 Jan. 2018 Menya Ultra Ramen, Kearny Mesa Menya Ultra came in first place by a country mile with local ramen lovers. Pam Kragen, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Oodles of noodles: San Diego's top spots for ramen," 1 Mar. 2018 That extended the score to 3-1, but the Dodgers couldn’t get a fourth run there, as Taylor was out by a country mile at home when first baseman Anthony Rizzo made a good play on a weak Cody Bellinger grounder. Jay Jaffe, SI.com, "Three Thoughts on the Dodgers' Commanding 3-0 NLCS Lead," 18 Oct. 2017 Rarely do any of the 17 performers wander within a country mile of the proper pitch. Daryl H. Miller, latimes.com, "Capitalism as a sideshow fleece: That's 'Captain Greedy's Carnival' by the Actors' Gang," 13 Oct. 2017 Hands down, the best Chinese mutton soup around by a country mile! Sebastian Modak, CNT, "Singapore's Famed Hawker Centers Are Under Threat," 19 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of country mile

1829, in the meaning defined above

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country mile

noun

English Language Learners Definition of country mile

: a long distance

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