Definition of nowhere near in US English:

nowhere near


  • Not nearly.

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