country mile

noun

Definition of country mile

: a long distance

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He lives a country mile from the nearest store. She beat the other swimmers by a country mile.
Recent Examples on the Web Under his early guidance, the club quickly telegraphed its intent to part with Stafford, the Lions' all-time leader in every significant passing category – and by a country mile – but a man who didn't produce any postseason success in 12 seasons. Nate Davis, USA TODAY, "Winners and losers of the blockbuster Matthew Stafford trade between Lions and Rams," 31 Jan. 2021 Serving as the face and leader of the largest and most respected organization of physicians in the United States—during the COVID-19 crisis, no less—was a country mile from watching a television show and dreaming in Bluefield, West Virginia. NBC News, "Dr. Patrice Harris: A steady voice of leadership during a deadly pandemic," 9 June 2020 These things cast a country mile, leave a wake of bubbles on the water, and can be especially fun to fish around structure on a moonlit night. The Editors, Outdoor Life, "The Outdoor Life Father’s Day Gift Guide," 1 June 2020 Sir Keir has led by a country mile in every stage of the contest from nominations by MPs to support from trade unions and local constituencies. The Economist, "Bagehot Labour’s new leader should beware of “war socialism”," 4 Apr. 2020 Among vinifera—the species of grape that includes all the well-known, traditional, winemaking varieties—Riesling leads by a country mile, so the Finger Lakes looks like a definitive white wine area. Fortune, "Winemakers in New York’s Finger Lakes Region Are Moving Beyond Riesling," 31 Aug. 2019 Meanwhile, crosstown rival Amazon, the leading cloud-services company by a country mile, is evaluating how to take its viewing platform Twitch, a top destination for people who watch other people play games, to even greater heights. By Jonathan Vanian, Fortune, "Cloud Gaming Is Big Tech’s New Street Fight," 19 July 2019 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

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First Known Use of country mile

1829, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of country mile was in 1829

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“Country mile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/country%20mile. Accessed 21 Apr. 2021.

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country mile

noun

English Language Learners Definition of country mile

informal : a long distance

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