far cry from

far cry from something

a thing that is very different from something else. What you did was a far cry from what you said you were going to do. The song they played was a far cry from what I call music.
See also: cry, far
References in classic literature ?
But it's a far cry from the Solomons to the United States.
It's a far cry from their semi-final appearance 12 It's a far cry from their semi-final appearance 12 years ago and the poor performance saw one irate fan years ago and the poor performance saw one irate fan throw sweets when they arrived at Incheon Airport.
It may have been a far cry from his classical music and jazz training and background, but acclaimed New York clarinetist David Krakauer heard the sound of klezmer music beckoning to him when he was in his early 30s.
We spent probably another $2,500 for books, uniforms, and other things we needed, but that's a far cry from $25,000," Karen said.
It's a far cry from the hectic exuberance of The Spiral, but Hecker's nonetheless inventive orchestration of light and space will make a lasting mark on the city.
On the surface, it may seem that Boston-based Northeastern is a far cry from the Los Angeles-based USC, but the two universities have important similarities.
A far cry from cut-and-paste cruelty, this issue of Oh No
It is a far cry from the Prime Minister's vision of schools being more independent from local authorities.
The ongoing revitalization of Times Square has been spurred by projects and developments in the 42nd Street area, a far cry from what it was just a few years ago.
That's a far cry from the libertarian vision founders Peter Thiel and Max Levchin originally had for PayPal, an online payment service that enables account holders to send money to anyone in the world with an e-mail address.
It's still a far cry from his number with drag star Lady Bunny at New York's Wigstock festival: "We would do duets--the real Bunny and the puppet Bunny," Twist says, laughing.
It is a far cry from the kind of budget Toronto saw just a few years ago.
His owners, old high school buddies, are a far cry from the super-rich who are almost a given in the sport.
IT'S A far cry from the two gangs in Romeo and Juliet - now there are ten 'tribes' of teenagers.
It's a far cry from the goals of the repressive neo-Puritans of today's Religious Right who seek to use their faith to curtail freedoms and impose a confining dogma on all of us.