Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
a totally different ballgame
A situation that is completely different from what one is used to or expecting. Living away from home is a totally different ballgame for most young adults. I used to babysit, but having a child of my own is a totally different ballgame.
(I've) seen worse.
a noncommittal and not totally negative judgment about something or someone. Alice: How did you like the movie? John: I've seen worse. Bill: What do you think about this weather? Gladys: Seen worse.
Sl. very, very impressive. His motorcycle is totally awesome. It must have cost a fortune.
a whole new ball gamealso 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.
mod. absolutely; completely. (Standard. Achieves slang status through overuse.) How totally gross!
mod. very, very impressive. His motorcycle is totally awesome. It must have cost a fortune.
mod. ignorant (of something). (see also cluelessness.) Everybody was totally clueless as to what to do.
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.