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.

Examples of a far cry from in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Downtowns flourished as crime fell to its lowest rate in decades – a far cry from where many American cities find themselves today. Mo Rocca, CBS News, 10 Sep. 2023 Of course, even Sharia’s meagre rights are a far cry from those enjoyed by women in liberal systems—but such a system never existed in rural Pashtun areas, even during the U.S. occupation. Ross McDonnell, The New Yorker, 6 Sep. 2023 The casual atmosphere is a far cry from the harsh lights and varying hopeless shades of gray found in most corporate settings. Josh Chesler, Los Angeles Times, 6 Sep. 2023 Both years are a far cry from 2021 when a tsunami of companies, or 397, went public raising $154 billion. Byluisa Beltran, Fortune, 31 Aug. 2023 The Golden Bachelor girls are a far cry from The Golden Girls; for one, there are 22 of them, which amounts to a 550 percent Golden Girl inflation. Vulture, 30 Aug. 2023 Those cases are a far cry from suing every creator of a meme, of course. Bill Donahue, Billboard, 30 Aug. 2023 The district’s International Baccalaureate school had higher scores — about 30 percent of students were proficient — but that was a far cry from having 90 percent of students proficient in 2019. Ariel Gilreath, al, 29 Aug. 2023 This is a far cry from last year’s numbers when searches for homes in this country exploded by 60%. Dominique Fluker, Essence, 28 Aug. 2023 See More

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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 24 Sep. 2023.

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