(but) that's another story

(but) that's another story

A phrase used to avoid talking in detail about something, sometimes suggesting that the story will be told at another time. I hear that Nick and Liz are pretty close these days, but that's another story. How's your job going? Yeah, I was sick for months, but that's another story. A: "Are you Tom's friend who got kicked out of the zoo that one time?" B: "I am indeed, but that's another story. I want to get to know you—how do you know Tom?"
See also: another, story
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