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23rd March 2017

Far from it

We use this expression to correct something someone has said.
Usage
Written: 
Yes
Spoken: 
Yes
Formal: 
Yes
Informal: 
Yes
Example 1
That jacket looks great on you. Was it expensive?
Far from it - I got it for less than £10 in Oxfam.
Example 2
I expect the lecture was boring, wasn't it?
Far from it - it was the best lecture we've had so far this term.