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Test incompl/inter-326, Question 8 #1 (permalink) Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:56 am   Test incompl/inter-326, Question 8
 

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ESL/EFL Test #326 "English Slang Idioms (47)", question 8

Remember that if someone tells you how far away something is, it's in ......... miles. It is always farther away than people around here say it is.

(a) city
(b) casual
(c) country
(d) crow

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ESL/EFL Test #326 "English Slang Idioms (47)", answer 8

Remember that if someone tells you how far away something is, it's in country miles. It is always farther away than people around here say it is.

Correct answer: (c) country
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country mile /n/ 7 Does it mean a long distance ?
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Test incompl/inter-326, Question 8 #2 (permalink) Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:59 am   Test incompl/inter-326, Question 8
 

Yes. It's an estimate rather than an exact measure, and it is often very inaccurate.

(Stemming from the idea that traditionally country folk wouldn't be too concerned about the exact distance of a mile - they would just recognise that it was a long way.)
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