Definition of see or tell or spot something a mile off in English:

see (or tell or spot) something a mile off

informal Recognize something very easily: the baddies can be spotted a mile off
More example sentences
  • The ‘scary’ bits are so clichéd they can be seen a mile off.
  • You can spot them a mile off - crew cuts, their best going-to-court suit and a black rubbish bag full of their stuff.
  • Thing is, there are still a lot that don't know how to carry this off successfully and you're going to be able to spot them a mile off.
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