mileage

mileage
mileage mile‧age [ˈmaɪlɪdʒ] noun [uncountable]
1. an amount of money paid for each mile that is travelled by someone using a car for work:

• The mileage allowance for use of a personal car for business is up to 44 cents a mile.

2. the amount of use or advantage that you get from something:

• Managers are working furiously on ways to get the most mileage out of the plan.

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mileage UK US /ˈmaɪlɪdʒ/ noun [C or U]
TRANSPORT the distance that a vehicle has travelled: »

The mileage on the vehicle is quite low – only 30,000.

TRANSPORT the distance that a vehicle can travel using a particular amount of fuel: »

Smaller cars have better mileage and so cost less to run.

(also mileage allowance) WORKPLACE, TRANSPORT the amount of money that you are paid for each mile you travel: »

It emerged that he had claimed for mileage on two days when he was on holiday.

TRANSPORT the number of miles that you are allowed to travel in a vehicle that you pay to use: »

The car costs £30 a day to rent, but you get unlimited mileage.

the advantage that you can get from a situation: get/gain mileage from sth »

The prime minister's critics have accused him of trying to gain political mileage from the disaster.

mileage in (doing) sth »

There's no mileage in complaining to the Director - she'll just ignore you.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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