Definition of mileage
- gets good mileage
- got a lot of mileage left in it
- got good political mileage from the debates
a car with high mileage
My new car gets much better mileage than my old one did.
The company has gotten a lot of mileage out of a simple idea.
The movie gets a lot of mileage out of an old story.
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: distance in miles
: distance traveled in miles by a vehicle
: the average number of miles a vehicle will travel on a gallon of gasoline
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