"a far cry from"
very different from
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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.
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.
There is no gerund form for far cry from.
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.