nowhere near


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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

not in any way It was a long list and it was nowhere near complete. The movie was nowhere near as bad as Erin said it was. Holzman was nowhere near the player Carey is.
Usage notes: used for emphasis
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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.
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He said afterwards: "I was absolutely nowhere near him.
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