(to be) miles away

Idiom Definition 1

Idiom Definition - miles away

"(to be) miles away"

to not be aware of what is happening around you because you are daydreaming or thinking of something else


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Idiom Definition 2

Idiom Definition - miles away

"(to be) miles away"

to be conceptually disparate


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - miles away

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  So what do you think of the idea?

Colleague 2:  What? Sorry? I was miles away.

Colleague 1:  Something distracting you?

Colleague 2:  My daughter is going in for some medical tests today so I am a little preoccupied. Sorry.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - miles away

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  Are we close to being ready to go ahead with the project?

Colleague 2Miles away yet.

Colleague 1:  How long?

Colleague 2:  Probably another month or so.

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(to be) miles away - Gerund Form:

Being miles away, she did not hear what he was saying.

Being miles away from the chance of victory, they played radically.

(to be) miles away - Examples:

1)  ... shows that whatever she claims on social media, could be miles away from the truth.

2)  Then we will still be miles away from meeting our targets.

3)  ... judges who, by the very nature of their jobs, are supposed to be miles away from any suggestion of playing to the gallery.

4)  Experience tells us that the place where they draw the line is miles away from anything to do with security.

5)  ... is back with a spanking new TV show that is miles away from its predecessor.

6)  In the safety of her own home, Nadler is miles away from how the media shapes her.

7)  A viral growth is what all businesses fancy but reality is miles away.

8)  ... believe she is being fair, a woman of integrity, whereas her heart is miles away from the truth and fairness.

9)  It is a very frustrating existence, seeing a reality that you know you are miles away from living.

10)  The resources needed for implementation are miles away from the actual need.

11)  But when you play, you are miles away, you're in default mode.

12)  ... doesn't make for a very memorable hero given his tendency to stand around being miles away rather than take action.

13)  With the daily routine of life, family and work I'm miles away all day long.

14)  Sorry. What was that? I was miles away

15)  Being miles away, he wan't really paying attention. 

16)  You could tell by the expression on her face that she was miles away, thinking about home.

17)  I was thinking about something else - I was miles away.

18)  He was miles away during the entire lecture and doesn't remember anything.

19)  She is miles away, not paying any attention to what she is doing.

20)  What were you thinking about? You were miles away.