not by a long shot


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not by a long shot

Not at all; not by great or any means. I'm not beaten yet, not by a long shot! Oh, we aren't finished cleaning, not by a long shot—we still have the entire downstairs to tackle.
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not by a long shot

Fig. not by a great amount; not at all. Did I win the race? Not by a long shot. Not by a long shot did she complete the assignment.
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not by a long shot

by no means.
1991 Zee Edgell In Times Like These Even though we had a very good crowd at the meeting tonight we weren't at full strength, not by a long shot.
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