be a far cry from

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be a far cry from

To be vastly different from something else. Living in the heart of New York City is a far cry from living in the rural countryside.
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be a far cry from

be very different from.
1987 National Geographic ‘I walk out and hire a helicopter…an expensive way to mine.’ And a far cry from the ancient Maori canoe expeditions…to hunt for jade.
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This was a far cry from 2000-2004 when MLB owned the Expos and were actively shopping relocation.
TN deserved credit for picking up another two vital points, but a disjointed performance was a far cry from so many of this season's more fluid displays.
With no wind and the temperature reaching 74, it was a far cry from the rainy weekend on the Monterey Peninsula that forced cancellation of the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am on Sunday.
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