country mile

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  • IPA(key): /ˌkʌntɹi ˈmaɪl/


country mile (plural country miles)

  1. (informal) A long way, a great distance.
    • 2000, Steve Holt, A Day at the Ballpark, Xlibris 2000, p. 13:
      I liked to imagine that my father had been a pretty fair country ballplayer who didn't pay attention to his batting average but could hit the ball a country mile and run like the wind.