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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.
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But he says Dancing With The Stars is a totally different ball game for him.
game away to Hurlford in a fortnight but it will be a totally different ball game down there."
Next week will be a totally different ball game. The tempo will be a lot quicker and we will try to impose ourselves on them.
"But it's a totally different ball game this year and a totally different attitude at this club.