far cry

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

In allusion to the sending of criers or messengers through the territory of a Scottish clan with an announcement or summons.

Noun[edit]

far cry

  1. (singular only, idiomatic) A long distance, in terms of dissimilarity or difference.
    Life in the big city was a far cry from his upbringing on a quiet, small farm.

Adverb[edit]

far cry (not comparable)

  1. much: to a great extent or degree
    a far cry taller