a mile a minute

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - a mile a minute

"a mile a minute"

very quickly


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - a mile a minute

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  This opens up vast new areas for development. How very exciting. My mind is racing a mile a minute with amazing ideas.

Colleague 2:  That's great but we need to slow down a little and be very methodical with how we exploit this new potential.

Colleague 1:  OK. I will calm down and start putting my ideas on paper.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - a mile a minute

A mother and daughter are talking ...

Daughter:  You'll never guess what happened at school. First, I won a prize for spelling. Then that cute boy I like asked to carry my books. Then a pigeon flew into the window. Then it was recess time. Then ...

Mother:  Slow down please. You are talking a mile a minute and I can't understand you.

a mile a minute - Usage:


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a mile a minute - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for a mile a minute.

a mile a minute - Examples:

1)  Maria was exploding with energy, talking a mile a minute in a way that was endlessly hilarious and interesting.

2)  ... and my heart started beating a mile a minute.

3)  If you are not that person who can wolf down food a mile a minute and miraculously, or irritatingly, never gain an ounce, ...

4)  ... his fingers flying across the keyboard a mile a minute, ...

5)  ... locker still processing all that had happened. "My mind's racing a mile a minute," he said at one point.

6)  ... quirky but genuine, laid-back but you can still tell his mind is thinking a mile a minute.

7)  ... but the series moves at a mile a minute with mock spiritual, faux existential wordplay that's simultaneously intelligent and ...

8)  She's outgoing, chatters a mile a minute, and maybe sometimes shares too much information.

9)  The youngster's legs moved a mile a minute as he toddled toward centre ice, ...

10)  ... a more measured pace in its verses, still felt like it was moving a mile a minute when the chorus hit.

11)  ... tore the ligament in his left knee this March, that he was pitching a mile a minute.

12)  ... is another thing that people expect from literature majors, that we can read a mile a minute, which definitely isn't true for a lot of us.

13)  ... hospice smoking room -- covered in nicotine patches and with the morphine pumps going a mile a minute, she was still gasping for a smoke ...

14)  ... but it's a very complex musical and the words come flying at you a mile a minute.

15)  ... phone jammed to my ear, fingers flying on the keyboard, mind whirling a mile a minute.

16)  The world is moving a mile a minute and technology is moving faster.

17)  ... open to publishing this kind of commentary, the ideas are coming to me a mile a minute.

18)  He was talking a mile a minute and he had not slept for five days.

19)  I was a huge fan of hers and my heart was beating a mile a minute.

20)  They work best for those nights when you feel like your mind is going a mile a minute even through your body is dead tired.