a whole new ball game

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a whole new ball game

  also a totally different ball game
a completely different situation, often one which is difficult or which you know very little about We'd done a lot of climbing in Scotland, but the Himalayas were a whole new ball game.
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a whole new ball game

n. a completely different situation; something completely different. Now that you’re here, it’s a whole new ball game.
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