noun Date: 1754 1. an allowance for traveling expenses at a certain rate per mile 2. aggregate length or distance in miles: as a. the total miles traveled especially in a given period of time b. the amount of service that something will yield especially as expressed in terms of miles of travel c. the average number of miles a motor vehicle will travel on a gallon of gasoline that is used as a measure of fuel economy <
gets good mileage
3. a. usefulness <
got a lot of mileage left in it
b. benefit derived from something <
got good political mileage from the debates

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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