a far cry from
It's a far cry from the kind of pizza I usually eat.
This hotel is a far cry from the last place we stayed. It's much nicer here!
The food here is a far cry from real Chinese food.
A: This beach is so dirty!
B: Yeah. It's a far cry from the picture in the magazine.
be better off
You're better off without him.
You would be better off living with your parents while you are in college.
Women are better off now than they were one hundred years ago.
A: It's raining very heavily.
B: You'd be better off staying here until it stops.
be out of the question
Forget it! It's out of the question.
Don't ask me if you can go. It is out of the question.
She knew that leaving work early was out of the question.
A: Dad, can I quit school and become a professional wrestler?
B: That's out of the question!
I tried to call but I couldn't get through.
She was on hold for fifteen minutes before she finally got through to the operator.
The storm damaged the phone line so I can't get through to my parents' house.
A: Have you gotten through to Kim yet?
B: No. The line is still busy.
ill at ease
Her father made him feel ill at ease.
He always felt a little ill at ease in crowded elevators.
The hostess tried to make sure none of her guests felt ill at ease at the party.
A: I feel ill at ease with you driving a motorcycle.
B: Don't worry, Mom. I'll be careful.