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can see/spot/tell something a mile off

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcan see/spot/tell something a mile offcan see/spot/tell something a mile offinformal if you can see something a mile off, it is very easy to notice You can tell a mile off that he likes you. mile
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can see/spot/tell something a mile offHe's a hawkeye, and can spot one a mile off, like that faraway kestrel.Our sportsdesk can spot from a mile off a person who can not tell an in-swinger from a bouncer.But I think he's lovely, and you can tell a mile off that he likes you.
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