a million miles from where I started out in college

VicNicSor

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Phil and Rita, TV reporters, in a restaurant:
Rita: I just like to go with the flow. See where it leads me.
Phil: Well, it's led you here.
Rita: Mm-hm. Of course, it's about a million miles from where I started out in college.
Phil: You weren't in broadcasting or journalism?

Groundhog Day, movie

How would you understand the bolded part?
Thank you.
 
  • Chez

    Senior Member
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    Obviously it is an exaggeration, but suggests a long way in distance and a long way in personal development/lifestyle/career from what she thought she'd be doing/where she thought she'd be at this time of her life when she was in college.
     
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