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nothing could be further from (something)

What we are discussing is the complete opposite of something. They claim that the tax overhaul was designed with lower- and middle-class earners in mind, but nothing could be further from the truth! Nothing could be further from reality—I have never accepted bribes in my entire career.
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ˌnothing could be ˌfurther from my ˈmind, the ˈtruth, etc.

used to emphasize that what somebody has said you are thinking is definitely not true: ‘You must be thinking how terrible I look.’ ‘Nothing could be further from my mind. You’re as beautiful as always.’People expect the richest people to be the most generous, but in fact nothing could be further from the truth.
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"Anybody who knows me, who knows Roy or who knows the club will know that nothing could be further from the truth. Any conversations that were had were stressing the absolute vital importance of those players - and others - to our future and to our plans and why they remain so central to what we're doing."
In his book The Big Ripoff, Timothy Carney makes a very convincing argument that nothing could be further from the truth. As the subtitle suggests, the author blows away the deception that Big Business and the government are in opposition and that the government is on the side of the average citizen.
I must take issue, however, with your characterization of that movement as "suddenly stalled." In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. As you point out in your article, 107 bipartisan members of Congress now support legislation to repeal "don't ask, don't tell." In addition, Servicemembers Legal Defense Network is preparing to bring veterans and activists from across the country to Washington for our fourth annual Lobby Day, in May, to encourage those not yet supporting repeal to do so.
But nothing could be further from the truth. Preemption is just a small section in the document, and not a strategy.
But nothing could be further from the truth. Fukuyama was a student of Huntington and had imbibed the neo-conservative values.
But nothing could be further from the truth for 83-year-old Mr Lidgey, who lives with his wife, fellow teacher Rita, in Margaret Avenue, Bedworth.
As far as we are concerned nothing could be further from the truth.
Their battle cry was 'they've got disease, they're genetically impure, they'll spread genetics that are wrong to the wild elk.' Nothing could be further from the truth. This particular herd, 12 years ago, was purchased right straight from the Yellowstone Park herd.
Nothing could be further from the truth. nationalism is a necessary, inherent trait in every nation, which develops its people's character and pride in their achievements.
Nothing could be further from the truth. From 1982 to 1998 the S&P 500 was in the top 50% of all general equity mutual funds 13 years out of the 17-year period.