Definition of within a bull's roar (of) in English:

within a bull's roar (of)

phrase

Australian, NZ
informal
  • usually with negative Extremely close or near (to)

    ‘no one has come within a bull's roar of producing a work of such sweep and quality’
    • ‘You're the only woman who has managed so far to get me within a bull's roar of an altar.’
    • ‘Any suggestion that they get within a bull's roar of the levers of power is intolerable.’
    • ‘None of the riders in the breakaway is within a bull's roar of threatening his lead.’
    • ‘If I were a parent, I wouldn't let any child under 15 within a bull's roar of this movie.’
    • ‘The government is offering a figure which is not within a bull's roar of what may be appropriate.’
    • ‘Their striker didn't get within a bull's roar of scoring.’
    • ‘Just about everyone within a bull's roar either works at the property or they know someone who does.’
    • ‘Your client is not within a bull's roar of getting bail.’
    • ‘He hasn't gotten within a bull's roar of a budget forecast yet.’
    • ‘Even with this significant boost to his chances, he won't be getting within a bull's roar of victory.’