country mile

noun

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 The werewolf movie may be a horror staple, but the sad reality is that compared with vampires, our furry, fanged friends lag in popularity by a moonlit country mile. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, 17 Feb. 2022 China leads the global EV market by a country mile with 3.2 million units sold last year, equivalent to 14% of total Chinese car sales—high for its level of economic development. Stephen Wilmot, WSJ, 18 Jan. 2022 Needless to say, the music business was a country mile from that when Lavender Country started in 1971. Joe Lynch, Billboard, 11 June 2021 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 31 Aug. 2019 See More

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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 22 May. 2022.

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