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far cry

noun

Definition of far cry

  1. 1 :  a long distance

  2. 2 :  something notably different <the effects of the new law were a far cry from what was intended>



Examples of far cry

  1. <the hotel is a far cry from the train station, so you'd better call a cab>



1817

First Known Use of far cry

1817


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