different ball of wax

different ball of wax

Something completely dissimilar. It's one thing to babysit your friends' kids from time to time, but having your own children is a completely different ball of wax.
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I'm not going to be able to stop the leaks in the intergovernmental agencies and all that other stuff, that's a different ball of wax.
You are put in front of people and they are not actually paying to come to see you so it is a totally different ball of wax, you have to win over a sceptical audience.