far from it

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 from it

almost the opposite is true You think he's selfish? Far from it!
Usage notes: used as an answer when you think someone has said something that is not true
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Far from it.

something that you say in order to tell someone that something is not true 'I thought Jeff spoke fluent French.' 'Far from it - all he can say is "bonjour"!'
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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.