a different ball game

a different ball game or a whole new ball game
a situation that is completely different from what has happened before

I'm working in management now, which is a whole new ball game.


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  • (a) different ball game — a different ball game a whole new ball game phrase a situation that is completely different from what has happened before I’m working in management now, which is a whole new ball game. Thesaurus: difference and differencessynonym Main entry: ball …   Useful english dictionary

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  • (a) (whole) different ball game — a (whole) different/new ˈball game idiom (informal) a completely different kind of situation • Camping in summer is fun, but in winter it s a whole different ball game. Main entry: ↑ball gameidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • ball game — ball ,game noun count 1. ) AMERICAN a baseball game 2. ) any game played with a ball, such as soccer or football a different ball game or a whole new ball game a situation that is completely different from what has happened before: I m working in …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • ball game — ball game, ballpark 1. Ball game, an American name for baseball, has formed the core of several colloquial idioms in which it means ‘a state of affairs’, as in a whole new ball game. Because of its wide scope of alternative reference, it seems to …   Modern English usage

  • ball game — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms ball game : singular ball game plural ball games 1) any game played with a ball, such as tennis or football 2) American a baseball match • a different ball game …   English dictionary

  • ball game — ball games also ballgame 1) N COUNT: usu pl Ball games are games that are played with a ball such as tennis, baseball, and football. 2) N COUNT A ball game is a baseball match. [AM] I d still like to go to a ball game. 3) N SING You can use ball… …   English dictionary

  • ball game — n 1.) AmE a game of baseball, football, or ↑basketball 2.) BrE any game played with a ball 3.) a whole new ball game a situation that is very different from the one you are used to ▪ I used to be a teacher, so working in an office is a whole new… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ball game — noun 1 AmE a baseball game 2 BrE any game played with a ball 3 a whole new ball game a situation that is very different from the one you are used to: I used to be a teacher, so working in an office is a whole new ball game …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • ball game — noun 1》 a game played with a ball.     ↘N. Amer. a baseball match. 2》 informal a situation that is completely different from a previous one: a whole new ball game …   English new terms dictionary


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