December 13, 2005

see it a mile away

Posted in Idioms at 9:26 am by Feng

see it a mile away — to anticipate something to happen in near future.

A recently proposed communication system is hyped as “totally secure”. However, to me, there is no such thing as a “totally secure” system, just like there is no perpetual motion machine in physics. “It is going to fail. I can see it a mile away“, someone commented.

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1 Comment »

  1. Cilly said,

    This means “obvious”.


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