chalk and cheese


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chalk and cheese

Two objects that although appearing to be similar are in fact different. Just as certain varieties of crumbly white cheese might at first glance resemble chalk, so for example, siblings who resemble each other might have completely different personalities. They would be said to be as different as chalk and cheese.
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Chalk and cheese that are trapped together in a metal box twice a day in traffic.
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