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nowhere near (2)

This page is about the collocation nowhere near (2)

collocation pattern: adverb + adverb

Meaning

not almost, or not similar to

For example

  • We're nowhere near finished. We've still got a lot to do.

  • Learning Indonesian is nowhere near as difficult as learning Japanese.

Note:
A similar collocation is "(not) anywhere near", as in "Indonesian isn't anywhere near as difficult as Japanese."

Quick Quiz

A donkey's weight is nowhere near that of

a. an elephant

b. another donkey

c. a very fat zebra

Contributor: Matt Errey