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It's not the time/condition/situation for A
  1. It's not the time/condition/situation for A
  2. Far from A (not A)
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すぐ                ない  
If you're about to go to sleep you shouldn't be eating anything.
17
        ふざける          
We're at the graduation ceremony so it's no time for screwing around!
3
すぐ                         
We have to leave immediately, so it's not the time to be taking it easy!
6
                      
He was in a hurry and wasn't in a position to talk.

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AVerb: Casual
 
ANoun
 
Aい-adjective
 
Aな-adjective
 
 
どころない/なく
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HoangDX
Level: 1
(9 years ago)
ーー> không phải ở mức độ như thế đâu, mà còn hơn thế nữa

するどころか、んでばかりいる。
Sau khi vào đại học nói gì là học, chỉ toàn là chơi bời mà thôi.
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night_in_girl
Level: 1
(13 years ago)
Always used at the end of the sentence.
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Far from A (not A)
  1. It's not the time/condition/situation for A
  2. Far from A (not A)
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その       どころではなかった  
The show was far from being a failure.
2
A: どうして    くれなかった   B:         それどころ           
A: Why didn't you call me? B: I was busy with work, and far from being able to do that.

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Aい-adjective
 
ANoun
 
AVerb: Casual
 
 
どころではない
Basic Examples:
どころではない (far from cheap)

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Level: 34
(9 years ago)
1. Similar to どころか 'far from', but どころではない is used at the end of a sentence:

いどころか、かった。
This August was far from (the expected state of) being hot; it was cold.

ものすごいガスをっているから、どころではない。
I am breathing in all these awful exhaust fumes, so I am far from being healthy (so it is impossible to be healthy).

2. Can be contracted to どころじゃない in colloquial speech.

3. どころのではない can always replace どころではない but it is more emphatic.

See DIJG pp. 34-36 and DAJG pp. 85-88.
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mireille
Level: 1
Plain form verb + どころではない
Noun + どころではない
I-adjective + どころではない
Na-adjective + どころではない

Another variant is どころではなく.
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14 years ago
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マイコー
Level: 265
Thanks!
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Wallace
Level: 1
Since "It's not the time for X" and "Far from being X" are quite different, this may be an appropriate place to seperate the definitions as I've seen on many other pages. I myself got a bit confused when I reached the third example before I rechecked the definition.
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12 years ago
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マイコー
Level: 265
Done!
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12 years ago
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