English version

by a mile

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishby a mileby a mileinformal by a very large amount He was the best player on the pitch by a mile. mile
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by a mileIt's the best by miles.Whoever planted that tree beat Mr Buddy by a mile.But the service is not yet good enough by a mile.They're the favourites by a mile.At the rate he was going we were going to miss it by a mile.And yet Simeon flunked virtually every exam, often by a mile.Some writers have suggested that this will replace browsing, but they miss the point by a mile.I hope you pay heed, you're still my favourite tome by miles ... for now.
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