far cry from something


far cry from something
a far cry from something
a thing that is very different from something else. •

What you did was a far cry from what you said you were going to do.

The song they played was a far cry from what I call music.


Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • far cry from something —    If one thing is a far cry from something else, they are very different from each other, especially in quality or size.     My tiny apartment in New York was a far cry from my parents spacious house …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • (a) far cry from something — a far cry from (something) very different from something. Playing in a comedy is a far cry from playing a criminal in a mystery …   New idioms dictionary

  • be a far cry from something — be a far cry from (something) to be very different from something. His new luxury mansion is a far cry from the one bedroom cottage he lived in as a child …   New idioms dictionary

  • (a) far cry from something — a far cry from sth idiom a very different experience from sth Syn: ↑remote • All this luxury was a far cry from the poverty of his childhood. Main entry: ↑faridiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • far cry from — This means that something is very different from something …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • (a) far cry from — a far cry from (something) very different from something. Playing in a comedy is a far cry from playing a criminal in a mystery …   New idioms dictionary

  • be a far cry from — (something) to be very different from something. His new luxury mansion is a far cry from the one bedroom cottage he lived in as a child …   New idioms dictionary

  • a far cry from — very different from (something or someone) The movie is a far cry from the book. He s a far cry from the idealistic young writer he once was. • • • Main Entry: ↑cry a far cry from see ↑cry, 2 • • • Main Entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • be a far cry from — informal phrase to be very different from someone or something Paris was a far cry from the village where she grew up. Thesaurus: to be different from somethingsynonym Main entry: cry * * * be very different from …   Useful english dictionary

  • be a far cry from — informal to be very different from someone or something Paris was a far cry from the village where she grew up …   English dictionary

  • far from something — far from (something) not at all. We were far from disappointed when they canceled the invitation. Far from declaring victory, he was thinking of what to do if he lost. Usage notes: usually used to show that a result of action was not expected or… …   New idioms dictionary


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