a world of difference

used for emphasizing the difference between two people or things

There's a world of difference between the two situations.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • world of difference —    When comparing two things or situations, the expression a world of difference means that there is a vast difference between them.     A swimming pool would make a world of difference in this hot climate …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • A World of Difference — Infobox Television episode Title = A World of Difference Series = The Twilight Zone Caption = Scene from A World of Difference Season = 1 Episode = 23 Airdate = March 11, 1960 Production=173 3624 Writer =Richard Matheson Director =Ted Post Guests …   Wikipedia

  • (a) world of difference — 1. if there is a world of difference between two people or things, they are very different. There s a world of difference between seeing a film on video and seeing it in the cinema. (usually + between) 2. if something makes a world of difference …   New idioms dictionary

  • (a) world of difference — a world of difference phrase used for emphasizing the difference between two people or things There’s a world of difference between the two situations. Thesaurus: difference and differencessynonym Main entry: world …   Useful english dictionary

  • a world of difference — a/the ˈworld of difference idiom (informal) used to emphasize how much difference there is between two things • There s a world of difference between liking someone and loving them. Main entry: ↑worldidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • the world of difference — a/the ˈworld of difference idiom (informal) used to emphasize how much difference there is between two things • There s a world of difference between liking someone and loving them. Main entry: ↑worldidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • A World of Difference (Harry Turtledove) — infobox Book | name = A World of Difference title orig = translator = image caption = First Edition cover author = Harry Turtledove illustrator = cover artist = country = U.S. language = English series = genre = Science fiction publisher = Del… …   Wikipedia

  • make a world of difference — to have an important effect. Some food, some milk, and some warmth made a world of difference to the small stray cat. The rains made a world of difference to worried farmers …   New idioms dictionary

  • difference — [dif′ər əns, dif′rəns] n. [ME < OFr < L differentia < differens, prp. of differre: see DIFFER] 1. condition, quality, fact, or instance of being different 2. the way in which people or things are different; esp., a determining point or… …   English World dictionary

  • world — [ wɜrld ] noun *** 1. ) singular society in general, in all countries: We want to guarantee our children a safer world. all over the world/throughout the world: The same problems are faced by children throughout the world. the whole world: Since… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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