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a different (or whole new) ball game

Definition of a different or whole new ball game in English:

informal A situation that is completely different from a previous one: making the film was a whole new ball game for her
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  • However the young filmmaker's second film ‘Little Terrorist’ was a different ball game altogether.
  • Now there is a whole new ball game and it is very tactful stuff.
  • I have no children of my own so this is a whole new ball game for me.
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