miss by a mile
Fall short, fail by a considerable amount, as in Your guess as to the winner missed by a mile. This expression employs miss in the sense of “fail to hit something aimed at,” a usage dating from the late 1400s, and by a mile for a great distance or interval, so used since Shakespeare's day.
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Myerson herself appears to have bought into that stigma, offering mixed to negative views on the Miss America pageant.
So, why no Jewess in the mix of more recent and diverse Miss Americas?
Her Miss America win transcended mere superficial beauty standards.
In 1995, Myerson made a point not to attend the 75th anniversary of the Miss America pageant.
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But Lucy had noted, out of the corner of her watchful eye, the arrival of Miss Grains, indignant and perspiring.
But with all her advantages Miss Solomonson failed with the old lord, and she abuses him to this day.
The strains of the syren at last woke her uncle, and brought back Miss Hood, who suggested that it was late.
All along the highways and by-paths of our literature we encounter much that pertains to this "queen of plants."