country mile


Definition of country mile

: a long distance

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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.
Recent Examples on the Web 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., "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,, "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,, "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,, "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,, "Capitalism as a sideshow fleece: That's 'Captain Greedy's Carnival' by the Actors' Gang," 13 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of country mile

1829, in the meaning defined above

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“Country mile.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of country mile

informal : a long distance

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