be light years away

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be light years away

To be very far away. Usually said of something that is unlikely to happen in the near future. A major technological advancement like that is light years away.
See also: away, light, year
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The first was that even though his views on most issues were light years away and galaxies apart from mine, he had a right to those views.
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