country mile


: a long distance

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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Word History

First Known Use

1829, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of country mile was in 1829

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“Country mile.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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