meaning and examples of the Phrase

Far from it

pronunciation:
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American (female):

something that you say in order to tell someone that something is not true.

'I thought Jeff spoke fluent French.' 'Far from it - all he can say is "bonjour"!'

far from it
not it at all; not at all.
Do I think you need a new car? Far from it. The old one is fine.
Bill: Does this hat look strange? Tom: Far from it. It looks good on you.

almost the opposite is true.

You think he's selfish? Far from it!
Usage notes: used as an answer when you think someone has said something that is not true

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