a far cry from

idiom

: 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 However, that's a far cry from a record-high 11,500 car thefts in 2021. David Clarey, Journal Sentinel, 12 July 2024 That weakness is also evident in the latest spending figures — a far cry from last year’s lucrative summertime spending spree when Americans shelled out for films and high-profile concerts. Bryan Mena, CNN, 7 July 2024 What director Gus Van Sant and cinematographer Jason McCormick had to do was re-create the look of a portable 16-millimeter camera shooting black-and-white Kodak film with an active zoom lens, the boxy frame a far cry from the widescreen, multihued glamour seen in the rest of the series. Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times, 13 June 2024 This was a far cry from the big-vision data-center broad strokes posed by Huang in his keynote. John Burek, PCMAG, 10 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for a far cry from 

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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 25 Jul. 2024.

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