be a far cry from

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be a far cry from

To be vastly different from something else. Living in the heart of New York City is a far cry from living in the rural countryside.
See also: cry, far
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be a far cry from

be very different from.
1987 National Geographic ‘I walk out and hire a helicopter…an expensive way to mine.’ And a far cry from the ancient Maori canoe expeditions…to hunt for jade.
See also: cry, far
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