be worlds apart

be worlds apart

To be utterly different or diametrical (in nature, tastes, beliefs, etc.). My sister and I are very close now, but we were worlds apart growing up. She was always into sports and social activities, while I was your typical bookworm with very few friends. While their exterior design is very similar, the level of quality of these two products is worlds apart. One will likely last you the better part of 10 years, while you'd be lucky if the other lasted through the end of this one.
See also: apart, world

worlds apart

Very different. My sister and I are very close now, but we were worlds apart growing up and fought all the time. The level of quality of these two products is worlds apart.
See also: apart, world
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*worlds apart

Fig. greatly separated by differing attitudes, needs, opinions, or temperaments. (*Typically: be ~; grow ~; live ~; think ~.) They are worlds apart. I can't imagine how they ever decided to get married.
See also: apart, world
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be ˈpoles/ˈworlds apart

be widely separated; have no interests that you share: Politically, the two leaders are poles apart.What you learn in the classroom and what happens on the job are often worlds apart.
See also: apart, pole, world
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