be miles away Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “be miles away” in the English Dictionary

"be miles away" in British English

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