be light years away

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be light years away

To be very far away. Usually said of something that is unlikely to happen in the near future. A major technological advancement like that is light years away.
See also: away, light, year
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Cleveland is 75 miles from the capital of the "New South," Atlanta--but politically, psychically, and spiritually it is light-years away.
New York City is light-years away, and I wonder sometimes what happened to everyone.
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