as good as a mile
See: MISS IS AS GOOD AS A MILE.

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • as good as a mile — See: MISS IS AS GOOD AS A MILE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • as\ good\ as\ a\ mile — See: miss is as good as a mile …   Словарь американских идиом

  • a miss is as good as a mile — The syntax of the proverb has been distorted by abridgement: the original structure is apparent from quot. 1614. 1614 W. CAMDEN Remains concerning Britain (ed. 2) 303 An ynche in a misse is as good as an ell [a former measure of length equal to… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • a miss is as good as a mile — ► a miss is as good as a mile proverb the fact of failure or escape is not affected by the narrowness of the margin. Main Entry: ↑miss …   English terms dictionary

  • (a) miss is as good as a mile — a ˌmiss is as ˌgood as a ˈmile idiom (saying) there is no real difference between only just failing in sth and failing in it badly because the result is still the same Main entry: ↑missidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • (a) miss is as good as a mile. — something that you say which means that failing to do something when you almost succeeded is no better than failing very badly. I ve tried to reassure him that he only failed by three percent but the way he sees it, a miss is as good as a mile …   New idioms dictionary

  • a miss is as good as a mile — proverb the fact of failure or escape is not affected by the narrowness of the margin …   Useful english dictionary

  • miss is as good as a mile —    A miss is as good as a mile means that if you fail, even by the smallest margin, it is still a failure.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Miss is as good as a mile —   A miss is as good as a mile means that if you fail, even by the smallest margin, it is still a failure …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • miss is as good as a mile — A miss is as good as a mile means that if you fail, even by the smallest margin, it is still a failure …   The small dictionary of idiomes

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