Definition of nowhere near in English:

nowhere near


  • Not nearly.

    ‘he's nowhere near as popular as he used to be’
    • ‘Kenny is nowhere near having a settled team for what is the biggest task of his managerial career.’
    • ‘What one thinks is certainly important, but nowhere near as important as how one thinks.’
    • ‘The point is, there's nowhere near enough of this kind of high class entertainment.’
    • ‘The evidence for a causal link between video games and violence is nowhere near as solid as Grossman maintains.’
    • ‘He wasn't satisfied with that, though, oh no, nowhere near satisfied with that.’
    • ‘Thursday night was nowhere near as bad as what I had thought it would be.’
    • ‘They enjoy nowhere near as much support in Scotland as they do in England.’
    • ‘It is still quite a big car, although nowhere near as heavy, and offers plenty of ride performance and comfort.’
    • ‘It was pretty good, although nowhere near as tasty as the dinner Jenny and Stefan made for us.’
    • ‘My father lost his job and the dole payment was minute - nowhere near enough to live on.’
    off target, off the mark, wide of the mark, wide of the target, inaccurate, off course, astray, nowhere near, out
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