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English definition of “be miles away”

be miles away

mainly UK
to not be conscious of what is happening around you because you are thinking about something else: You could tell by the expression on her face that she was miles away, thinking about home.
(Definition of be miles away from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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