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English definition of “be a far cry from sth”

be a far cry from sth

to be very different from something: Her luxury mansion is a far cry from the house she grew up in.Different and difference
(Definition of be a far cry from sth from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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