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On a motorway, a learner driver won't get far!


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'driver won't get far' is the definition.
I can't judge whether this definition defines the answer.

'on a motorway a learner' is the wordplay.
'on' means one lot of letters go next to another.
'a motorway' becomes 'MI' (resembles M1, English motorway).
'a learner' becomes 'l' (as in a learner driver with L-plates on their car).
'mi' next to 'l' is 'MIL'.

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(Other definitions for mil that I've seen before include "One thousandth of an inch" , "One / one thousand inch" , "tiny distance" , "One thousanth of an inch" .)

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