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The meaning of "a miss is as good as a mile"

" A miss is as good as a mile "
Meaning:
Some endeavours either succeed or they don’t - to miss narrowly is still failure.
Example:
He came within a millimetre of breaking the high jump records. Sadly, a miss is as good as a mile.
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