Wednesday, November 16, 2011

a far cry

1. Martha likes her current English school a lot. She says it's a far cry from the previous one she attended, which she says wasn't very good.
2. Our new manager's style is such a far cry from our former manager's. Some people like it; others don't.
3. We're having a lot of fun camping even though we're a far cry from the conveniences of home.
4. It's better to spend the night here and return tomorrow. We're a far cry from the city.
5. This place is so much more relaxing. It's a far cry from our previous hotel, which was horrible.

If something is a far cry from something, it's very different or far away from the noun you're comparing it to.

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