miles and miles

A considerable distance; also, a large interval, by far. For example, We drove for miles and miles before we saw a gas station, or She was miles and miles a better pianist than her brother: This usage was first recorded in 1889.


Nearby words

  1. milelong,
  2. mileometer,
  3. milepost,
  4. miler,
  5. miles,
  6. miles gloriosus,
  7. miles to go before i sleep,
  8. miles' operation,
  9. miles, nelson appleton,
  10. milesian

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