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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.
Translations of “be miles away”
in Chinese (Traditional) 心不在焉…
in Chinese (Simplified) 心不在焉…
(Definition of be miles away from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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