To say that the scene in Cairo is a far cry from New York would be an understatement.
This is a far cry from "compulsory private retirement accounts," as Frum describes them.
It is a far cry from his father's speech at CPAC last year about how "Neo-Jacobins" are ruining America's foreign policy.
The Levant is already a far cry from the cosmopolitan melting pot it once was.
She's well spoken, educated, and sober—a far cry from the one-time face of the adult world, Jenna Jameson.
"Schlittli" the Swiss call it, and though it seems a far cry it may be that our word sled has been developed from it.
"They're still a far cry from reality, or even the usual escapism," said the banker.
It was quiet and peaceful, a far cry from the bitter cattle war which Old Bill Needham had told them was raging in the valley.
Yes, it was a far cry from the African jungles to populous Manhattan.
She must see him and learn the truth: but he came no more to Glenavelin, and Etterick was a far cry for a girls fancy.
early 13c., "beg, implore," from Old French crier, from Vulgar Latin *critare, from Latin quiritare "to wail, shriek" (source of Italian gridare, Old Spanish cridar, Spanish and Portuguese gritar), of uncertain origin; perhaps a variant of quirritare "to squeal like a pig," from *quis, echoic of squealing, despite ancient folk etymology that traces it to "call for the help of the Quirites," the Roman constabulary. The meaning was extended 13c. to weep, which it largely replaced by 16c. Related: Cried; crying.
Most languages, in common with English, use the general word for "cry out, shout, wail" to also mean "weep, shed tears to express pain or grief." Romance and Slavic, however, use words for this whose ultimate meaning is "beat (the breast)," cf. French pleurer, Spanish llorar, both from Latin plorare "cry aloud," but probably originally plodere "beat, clap the hands." Also Italian piangere (cognate with French plaindre "lament, pity") from Latin plangere, originally "beat," but especially of the breast, as a sign of grief. U.S. colloquial for crying out loud is 1924, probably another euphemism for for Christ's sake.
late 13c., from cry (v.).