new ball game

(whole) new ball game

Fig. a completely different situation; something completely different. Now that you're here, it's a whole new ball game. With a faster computer, it's a whole new ball game.
See also: ball, game, new
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IT was a whole new ball game for Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho at Crystal Palace yesterday.
WASPS AT THE RICOH PAGES 2,3,4&5 AND SPORT H PAGES 2,3,4&5 AND SP IT'S a whole new ball game for Coventry's Ricoh Arena - as rugby posts adorn the pitch.
The Dutchman, though, will need all of his experience for what will be a completely new ball game, but following some decent summer additions, should be able to get the Red Devils firing again and turn Old Trafford back into a fortress as they chase down Champions League qualification.
Karachi, June 20 ( ANI ): Pakistani international cricketer Junaid Khan is set towards a whole new ball game, marriage, as he surprised his fans with the news of his engagement and nikkah with 17-year-old Khansa Khan, which took place in England on June 18.
Obviously I have some kind of head start because I know how to perform and I know how to move in general, but the ballroom stuff is a totally new ball game," he explained.
Andrew Ely, Managing Director, Almondy commented: "The new regulations mean a major shake-up in how manufacturers provide allergen warnings, but it is a whole new ball game for the catering industry.
It was a whole new ball game for Andy, 26, after beating US rival Donald Young in straight sets in the first-round of the Davis Cup match.
Norwich may have beaten United 1-0 at Carrow Road in November, but Holt knows today is a whole new ball game.
He and the boys really like her and say that she's a sweet girl, but they also say that when she's had a drink it's a whole new ball game.
Ok baseball is their first love and soccer may have literally been a whole new ball game for them.
Despite running out comfortable 5-1 winners at Emirates Stadium a fortnight ago to take charge of Group H, Wenger is all too aware the return encounter in Ukraine will be a whole new ball game.
ROBERT Green is in no doubt Gianfranco Zola can deliver the entertaining football all West Ham fans crave - but warned his team-mates to expect a whole new ball game during their Carling Cup tie at Watford tonight.
The evening will be a new ball game for the players, who will be serving wine to the guests at a three-course meal.
Hot dogs, popcorn, soda and Carvel ice cream added to the festive baseball atmosphere, completing the theme "It's a whole new ball game at Woodbridge Corporate Plaza.
It's a whole new ball game now and time to move over Gavin Henson - there's a new stud in town.
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