a far cry from

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Definition of 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.

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“A far cry from.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20far%20cry%20from. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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