far from it

far from it

Mostly or entirely untrue; not at all. A: "So you're going to stop writing?" B: "Far from it! I'm just going to be shifting focus on the type of content I write."
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far from it

not it at all; not at all. Do I think you need a new car? Far from it. The old one is fine. Bill: Does this hat look strange? Tom: Far from it. It looks good on you.
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far ˈfrom it

(informal) not at all; certainly not: ‘Isn’t he generous with money?’ ‘Far from it! He spends it all on himself.’‘Are you ready, Alex?’ ‘Far from it, I’m afraid.’
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References in classic literature ?
I live in Ithaca, where there is a high mountain called Neritum, covered with forests; and not far from it there is a group of islands very near to one another--Dulichium, Same, and the wooded island of Zacynthus.