not anywhere near

not anywhere near

1. Completely unlike; not at all similar. This design's not anywhere near what I had in mind—you'll just have to start over from the beginning.
2. A great deal less; not nearly. I do pretty well in math, but I'm not anywhere near as gifted as my older sister.
See also: anywhere, near, not
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If you're not anywhere near an ocean, a lake, or a river, looking at images of moving water on TV can be soothing.
Well by the look of these behind the scenes photos it's not anywhere near as serious as some of the soap's hard-hitting storylines.
They urged families to be careful and to ensure that children are not anywhere near their car while reversing.
Clearly the performance is not anywhere near where it should be.
However, with the UK economy still not anywhere near out of the woods in late 2013, a further doubling of the annual AIA to PS500,000 was announced by George Osborne in that year's Budget, which was implemented from April 1, 2014 and which would last until the end of 2015, when it would go back to the PS25,000 mark.
The performance was not anywhere near what we expect or what we set ourselves," he said.
He said: "Hibs didn't win any of their last 13 games so we're not anywhere near that yet.
To be honest, my mind's not anywhere near that at the moment.
In a recent interview, the Emmy Award winner said that he had to follow with "something serious", because he was worried that people might compare the two roles and say that he was not anywhere near as good as 'Breaking Bad', CBS News reported.
I must say that the UAE authorities have done an excellent job in helping us to ensure that the undesirables are not anywhere near the ground.
Not only is Johnson not dead, he is also not anywhere near New Zealand when his "death" apparently happened.
The Paddy Power Chase is not anywhere near as good a race as the Grand National, but it's very competitive in terms of hustle and bustle.
We are most fortunate that in Bahrain's version of the said events, last year, the rioting traitors were not anywhere near as well-armed as the thugs (or freedom fighters) in Syria are, otherwise we would probably all be dead by now.
I think it has everything to do with the makeup of his district and not anywhere near to do with his principles," Wilson said.