Definition of country mile noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


country mile

BrE BrE//ˌkʌntri ˈmaɪl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkʌntri ˈmaɪl//
(becoming old-fashioned, especially British English)
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a long distance He won the race by a country mile. Their views are a country mile apart. We missed the target by more than the proverbial country mile.