far cry


Definition of far cry 

1 : a long distance

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

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Synonyms & Antonyms for far cry


afar, country mile, long haul, mile


hair, inch, step, stone's throw

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Examples of far cry in a Sentence

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

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What's interesting is the Michael Cohen case could be more damaging for the president because in that case, he is directly implicated by Cohen, a far cry from the Manafort case with major developments today. Fox News, "McCarthy: Mueller is pursuing obstruction case against Trump," 21 Aug. 2018 Rachel was raised by a single mother who emigrated from mainland China to New York City, a far cry from the gilded, glitzy world Nick that brings her into. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "Crazy Rich Asians is a dazzling, sumptuous success," 18 Aug. 2018 That's a far cry from the 1 billion users Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg cites as his long-term goal for VR adoption. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Oculus co-founder: “Free is still not cheap enough” for current VR tech," 1 Nov. 2018 This is a far cry from the success stories promoted by most multilevel marketing companies. Gaby Del Valle, Vox, "Multilevel marketing companies say they can make you rich. Here’s how much 7 sellers actually earned.," 15 Oct. 2018 His outburst is a far cry from his usual happy-go-lucky demeanor. Eileen Reslen, Good Housekeeping, "The Important Things You Missed During 'This Is Us' Last Night," 3 Oct. 2018 Both are a far cry from the larger, overarching stories that have defined the series. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "A deep dive into Cleveland’s criminal justice system," 23 Sep. 2018 The queen's warm welcome was a far cry from the reaction of many others in London. Emily Wang, Teen Vogue, "President Donald Trump Was Reportedly Late to Meet With Queen Elizabeth II," 13 July 2018 This was a far cry from the origin story that the team had been told. refinery29.com, "Feminist Apparel CEO Fires Entire Staff After They Learn He's An Admitted Sexual Abuser," 9 July 2018

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First Known Use of far cry

1817, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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