Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles welcome to English in a minute. A mile is a unit of measurement equal to about 1.6 kilometers, and a minute is equal to 60 seconds. I have been thinking about your birthday. Oh, what have you been thinking on a ah party? A big party with 10 kinds of pizza and balloons, Maybe a clown and definitely chickens slowdown on a. Your mind's going a mile a minute. How about we start this party idea with something small, like a cake? The expression a mile a minute means that something happens. Way started using this phrase in the mid 19 hundreds, when 60 MPH or a mile a minute was considered a very fast speed, and that's English in a minute.