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English definition of “(by) miles”

(by) miles

informal
used to say something is much greater or better than something else: British restaurant food is better by miles/miles better than it used to be 20 years ago.Good, better and bestInformal words for goodQuite good, or not very good
(Definition of (by) miles from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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