Definition of a miss is as good as a mile in English:

a miss is as good as a mile

phrase

proverb
  • The fact of failure or escape is not affected by the narrowness of the margin.

    • ‘She did an amazing presentation of Nokia's CSR approach and a knock-your-socks-off interview and was in the final two but a miss is as good as a mile.’
    • ‘The frequency of near-misses and the infrequency of real disasters - Chernobyl being the only one we know about for sure - signifies either that nuclear power is an intolerably dangerous technology and we're living on borrowed time, or that ‘defense in depth’ works and a miss is as good as a mile.’