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English definition of “be several/many removes (away) from sth”

be several/many removes (away) from sth

formal
to have very little relation to something: What you have said is many removes from the truth.Being and appearing different
(Definition of be several/many removes (away) from sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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