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be a far cry from something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbe a far cry from somethingbe a far cry from somethingDIFFERENTto be very different from something The company lost £3 million, which is a far cry from last year’s £60 million profit. far
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be a far cry from somethingAlternating child-care responsibility is a far cry from asking a woman to postpone her career to raise her children.But resistance is a far cry from immunity.The 1995 national increase in costs is a far cry from the double-digit growth seen in the late 1980s and early 1990s.The shop is a far cry from the modern boutique, and still has stock dating back for generations.It was a far cry from the modern chalet party.The cinder-block surroundings, while not luxurious, are a far cry from the stripped-down wards of 1958 that greeted early volunteers.The plateau was a far cry from the workaday cottages by the harbour.The classical design was a far cry from today's functional agricultural buildings.Europe was a far cry from what we'd been led to expect.
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