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be a different kettle of fish

To be entirely different in scope or description from someone or something that was just being discussed. Steve: "So you like your first two roommates, but what about your third one?" Joe: "William? Oh, he's a different kettle of fish altogether." I suppose we could start looking at buying a house now that our baby is on the way, but that's an entirely different kettle of fish!
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Well, now Philip Schofield and his box are back to test the skill and determination of more hopefuls who'll learn the hard way that it's a very different kettle of fish when you're actually in there and attempting to complete the challenge yourself.
If it rains it could be a different kettle of fish, but it is not something we can think about at this point".
There's a Listed a race at Newmarket on October 28 (Bosra Sham Stakes) which is one I've got in mind, but the ground could be a different kettle of fish by then.
Because it's a totally different kettle of fish on August 6.
Junior MasterChef, which also started this week on BBC1, was a different kettle of fish.
It will be a different kettle of fish and there will be different expectations.
I played against Vieira, Petit, Henry, Overmars and Bergkamp, a different kettle of fish.
The result will obviously give us confidence for the weekend, but the Cup is a different kettle of fish," said the winger.
Next week will be an entirely different kettle of fish.
To put a McDonald's further along the road is a different kettle of fish - the people there have always been looking out on to green field - but there has been a shop on Green Lane for more than 40 years and it would just be a matter of a change of use.
I am used to doing it at district or maybe national level but to do it at international level is a whole different kettle of fish.
It is a different kettle of fish playing them in their own back yard where they have their unbeaten run, whereas Bordeaux was a slightly more neutral venue.
He said: "We've had problems with rabbits before, but foxes are a different kettle of fish.
Despite victory over Hull FC in Super League on Easter Monday, Nathan Brown and his men know it will be a different kettle of fish this time around away from home.
Williams added: "We also have a big offer on Big Buck's in the Long Walk - money back if your horse finishes second to him - and we're 1-3 about Big Buck's" William Hill are also due to offer 5-1 Prospect Wells and spokeswoman Kate Miller said: "There's been plenty of money for his opponents and, while on paper he looks progressive, this is a different kettle of fish.
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