Far Cry From

The phrase ‘far cry from’ means that something turned out very different from the anticipated outcome or result.

Example of use: “What the president had achieved during his presidency was a far cry from what he had promised during his run for election.”

Interesting fact

This phrase is not to be confused with the Xbox 360 'far cry' game! The phrase 'Far cry from' has been known since the early 1800s.