E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Far Cry from.
It is a far cry from to ; as, it is a far cry from Moses to Moses Montefiore, and from David to Disraeli, but they all were Jews, and had certain features in common. Sir Walter Scott several times uses the phrase Its a far cry to Lochow [Lochawe]. It is a far cry from OConnell to Kossuth.