nowhere near


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nowhere near

1. Completely unlike; not at all similar. This design is nowhere near what I had in mind. You'll have to just start the whole thing again!
2. A great deal less; not nearly. I do pretty well in math, but I'm nowhere near as gifted as my older sister.
See also: near, nowhere

nowhere near

not nearly. We have nowhere near enough wood for the winter. They're nowhere near ready for the game.
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nowhere near

see under not anything like.
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nowhere near

Not nearly: has nowhere near enough money to buy a house.
See also: near, nowhere
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Gerrard has plenty of experience and Henderson is nowhere near that level.
It is fair to say the dialogue was nowhere near what the football club would even consider for Gary Cahill to leave Bolton Wanderers.
He has been out for nearly a year, been in America and Australia, but he is still nowhere near returning.
The French forward went to ground in the penalty area with Carsley apparently nowhere near making contact with his sliding challenge.
We are nowhere near the bottom of this downturn, and consequently, nowhere near a point where firms will be looking to recruit rather than lose workers.
Referee Rob Styles inexplicably booked the Portuguese star for diving in the box in Monday's win over Fulham at Old Trafford despite the fact TV replays showed Antti Niemi getting nowhere near the ball as he slid out to confront him.
It might be tempting to cut right to ordination here, but we're really nowhere near the issue Pope John Paul II closed for discussion in 1994.
Tara Henry reached base on a throwing error and Herrera scored when first baseman Jonae Perez picked up the ball near the dugout and made a wild throw that was nowhere near the plate.
That project is nowhere near the stage of fruition that it should be.
The increase is nowhere near as dramatic as Last year's average 10.
We're nowhere near the final count," he speculates.
We are looking to keep it as retail use similar to what was there before but we are nowhere near a deal yet.
Gas prices actually are nowhere near an "all-time high.
Japan is nowhere near as trigger-happy when it comes to suing.
Asked whether the public was ready to offer the Tories their trust, he replied: 'Nowhere near, nowhere near.