a far cry from

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - far cry from

"a far cry from"

very different from


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - far cry from

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  You look disappointed.

Colleague 2:  I just received notification of my bonus results. We were told that if we reached quota that we would receive a ten percent bonus.

Colleague 1:  And what did you receive?

Colleague 2:  Four percent. And I did achieve my quota.

Colleague 1:  Ouch. That's a far cry from the ten percent promised.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - far cry from

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  I haven't seen you in what, ten years?

Friend 2:  I guess it has been about that long.

Friend 1:  This is an awfully nice mansion you live in.

Friend 2:  Thanks. It sure is a far cry from the hovel I had the last time we saw each other.

a far cry from - Usage:


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a far cry from - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for far cry from.

a far cry from - Examples:

1)  That's not small enough for a realistic microprocessor, and it's a far cry from 22 nanometer distances that have been used by memory manufacturers since 2008.

2)  ... further to an average of 6.2 mbpd through June. But that's a far cry from the 10.9 mbpd quoted in the article.

3)  ... than 10 minutes in the week prior to the interview. That's a far cry from the suggested 30 minutes a day.

4)  Short-term expenditures that produce creative evolution are a far cry from the long-term investments that generate technical and scientific revolution. 

5)  The "Christianity" most think of today is a far cry from the excitement that existed in the early Christian church.

6)  The building itself is impressive -- a far cry from the dilapidated clubhouse it replaced. It's energy efficient and fully self-contained.

7)  ... with a temperature of about 3,900 degrees Fahrenheit, researchers said, a far cry from a habitable world. # The planet was first observed transiting its star last ...

8)  Saying it's possible to crack any code is a far cry from actually doing it.

9)  Yellowcake is a far, far cry from a weapon of mass destruction.

10)  ... to close Friday at $9.15. That's a notable improvement, but a far cry from the stock's 2007 high of $27.

11)  Ted also delves into chapters on an array of fantastic salads that are a far cry from rabbit food.

12)  That's a 6 percent increase -- a far cry from doubling.

13)  Now Manuel is dying, his appearance a far cry from the lusty man he was once known to be and he has the ashen ...

14)  But, mobile is a far cry from being a drop in replacement for a desktop production environment.

15)  ... who does 85wpm regardless -- and yes, 60wpm is quite enough but a far cry from hunt-and-peck.

16)  It required three hours of maintenance per day, a far cry from the twelve hours per day claimed by the IHR in question.

17)  It shouldn't take many websites to demonstrate that modern hostels are a far cry from the primitive versions that spawned the bad stereotypes of backpacker accommodation in the first ...

18)  This is the best-looking Rio ever, a far cry from the rental-car face of the first two gens.

19)  The size and scope and riches of the 21st century Olympics are a far cry from how the games began, and there's no going back.

20)  influence our laws, substantially, and probably excessively. But that's a far cry from saying that any corporation can just buy whatever legislation it likes.