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Re: A far cry

Posted by Bruce Kahl on March 01, 2006

In Reply to: A far cry posted by Anna on March 01, 2006

: what is the meaning of the phrase "a far cry"?

It means that something is very different from something else.

Literally it means "a long distance".

The President of the US, George Bush, is a far cry from a humanitarian and peace-loving individual.