nowhere near


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nowhere near

1. Completely unlike; not at all similar. This design is nowhere near what I had in mind. You'll have to just start the whole thing again!
2. A great deal less; not nearly. I do pretty well in math, but I'm nowhere near as gifted as my older sister.
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nowhere near

not nearly. We have nowhere near enough wood for the winter. They're nowhere near ready for the game.
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nowhere near

see under not anything like.
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nowhere near

Not nearly: has nowhere near enough money to buy a house.
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"We don't see it as the right time for him to be going at the moment and also the offers are nowhere near our valuation."
Other Complete Skillet Dinners, which have nowhere near enough vegetables to be "complete," have 7 to 10 grams of sat fat and about 500 calories per serving.
While most know of Darwin, fewer will have heard of the controversial scientist Wallace, a traveler and spiritualist who shared the discovery but received nowhere near the fame.
Jack Layton came nowhere near fulfilling his boast of a record number of NDP seats; indeed, at just 19, the NDP alone does not hold the balance of power in our parliament of minorities.
When the children's annoying parents return from a weekend away, the mother is convinced that the children have drowned in the flood though the flood water is nowhere near their house.
Despite what you might have read online, he was nowhere near the place.
I was both incensed and exasperated by this reaction: It's easy to recommend that people man the barricades when you know that you're nowhere near the front lines.
Chiquita lost over a billion dollars in Europe during the banana ban, according to the company, and has nowhere near the 40 percent market share it once enjoyed.
The girls` mother, Susanne Bayly, told Kyodo News that the current settlement is "nowhere near that amount" but is "certainly improved" on the GBP60,000 originally offered.
At the same time, his photographic works invariably function as ensembles, as in this exhibition, "Nowhere near far enough."
It is nowhere near being exhausted as far as exploration opportunities are concerned," Atkinson says.
A resident turns up with a stage 3 or 4 pressure ulcer, for example; the SNF staff treat it with high-tech dressings, support surfaces and intensive nursing care, but for some reason Medicare's reimbursement is nowhere near the costs incurred.
Still more came back when buyers realized that their difficulties in trying to solve problems with a foundry in a neighboring state were nowhere near as frustrating as trying to solve the problem with someone halfway around the world whose native tongue is different.
In the overall scheme of things, wine production was nowhere near as important as cereal cultivation or animal husbandry, but since it was a commercial crop, almost all of it was marketed rather than consumed on the spot.