not anywhere near

not anywhere near

1. Completely unlike; not at all similar. This design's not anywhere near what I had in mind—you'll just have to start over from the beginning.
2. A great deal less; not nearly. I do pretty well in math, but I'm not anywhere near as gifted as my older sister.
See also: anywhere, near, not

nowhere/not anywhere ˈnear

not nearly: The bus was nowhere near full.The test wasn’t anywhere near as difficult as I expected.
See also: anywhere, near, not, nowhere
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so it is going to be cold, but not anywhere near what we had.
Mike Ewetan, told journalists that, 'we sent out our boys into the creeks to ascertain where the explosion and flame emanate from and they have reported that it is not anywhere near their community.
Wasteful with his shooting 5 PAUL POGBA Played the odd Hollywood pass but not anywhere near as influential as he is capable of being.
Mary-Kate and Ashley each made only $1,650 per episode when the show premiered in 1987, which is not anywhere near what the sitcom sequel's kids are making now.
However, five decades later, we are not anywhere near fully solving it.
So there were slight restrictions but not anywhere near as much as I thought there would be.
My client insisted he was not anywhere near the street where the incident occurred.
This is simply not true, the bus is being stored at a municipality storage facility in Geroskipou and not anywhere near a rubbish dump," he told the Cyprus Mail.
I don't want to take the shine of our first win but it was a victory we desperately needed and we were not anywhere near our best.
But I still remain worried about the level of availability that exists, although that availability is not anywhere near European levels, or the dark days of the early 2000s.
I was too scared to say it because I'm not anywhere near that level yet but Eddie laid down the challenge and it's there on paper now.
While oil prices are not anywhere near the break-even cost for the majority of countries in the region-which implies large fiscal deficits and less supportive policy backing- improving prospects for prices provide some relief to crude-producing countries.
Probably that is the real downside of our Under-season - eight boss Roberto defeats and 29 goals conceded is not anywhere near good enough.
Probably that is the real downside of our season, eight defeats and 39 goals conceded is not anywhere near good enough.