Meaning of “not by a long shot” in the English Dictionary

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"not by a long shot" in British English

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not by a long shot

informal UK also not by a long chalk

not in any way:

It wasn't as good as his first book - not by a long shot.

(Definition of “not by a long shot” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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