Definition of country mile in English:

country mile

noun

informal
  • A very long way:

    ‘he hit the ball a country mile’
    • ‘I meant it; whatever one thinks of his politics, to deny his sheer brilliance as a tabloid columnist - the best by a country mile - is impossible.’
    • ‘Today's equipment, which includes drivers that can propel ultra-aerodynamic balls a country mile, adds some weight to that assumption.’
    • ‘‘Firstly, I want to get a few more wins under my belt and reduce my handicap from five to scratch,’ said the powerful six-footer, who can hit a ball the proverbial country mile.’
    • ‘It was easily the worst book I have ever read, by a country mile.’
    • ‘It is, by a country mile, the largest such enterprise in the world.’
    • ‘Now, almost six years on, he is the best player in the world by a country mile and if he does not win another match, he will still be No.1 until deep into the summer.’
    • ‘It is fair to say that it was my worst performance for Scotland by a country mile.’
    • ‘I don't want to influence the vote, but that is by a country mile the funniest thing I have ever read.’
    • ‘My fishcake was passable, and not a country mile off being good.’
    • ‘He hit five home runs last week, outslugging his more celebrated peers in Cincinnati, St. Louis, Chicago and Houston by a country mile.’
    • ‘In the two decades we have had these debates, I, for one, cannot recall either side ever claiming anything other than that their bloke won by a country mile.’
    • ‘We were leading by a country mile, and then the engine tightened up.’
    • ‘The only thing the range will tell you is that these guys, even the blokes who miss the cut by a country mile, hit the ball so consistently well that the game looks ridiculously simple.’
    • ‘Many note that the biggest substance abuse problem in the country by a country mile - the one that leads to most of our problems of violence and abuse - comes from a legal drug, alcohol.’
    • ‘Sure, he hits the ball a country mile, he hits more greens than anyone else, has a short game to kill for, and putts beautifully.’
    • ‘Bob plays off nine and hits the ball a country mile, and his gross 75 was an astounding round, giving him 43 points.’
    • ‘He hits the ball a country mile, and now that his short game is coming together, he has unlimited potential.’
    • ‘It is a good read, and although I should have seen the final plot twist approaching from a country mile away, it doesn't really diminish the story if you do guess it.’
    • ‘Quite simply, he's the best by a country mile - and nothing will come near him.’
    • ‘We didn't come within a country mile, partly because I couldn't play, and partly because this thing's too singular and unique.’