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noun     mileage pronunciation in British English
  1. 1
    [singular/uncountable] the number of miles that a vehicle has travelled since it was made, or in a particular period of time

    My annual mileage is about 10,000 miles.

    high/low mileage:

    a car with high mileage

    1. a.
      [uncountable] [often before noun] money paid to someone for the miles they have travelled in their job

      Employees get a mileage allowance for business travel.

  2. 2
    [uncountable] informal an advantage or opportunity that you get from something

    He has got a lot of mileage out of his friendship with the mayor.

    political mileage:

    They had tried to make political mileage out of a tragedy.

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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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