another kettle of fish

another kettle of fish

Entirely different in scope or description from someone or something that was just being discussed. A: "So you like your first two roommates, but what about your third one?" B: "William? Oh, he's another kettle of fish altogether." I suppose we should start looking at buying a house now that our baby is on the way, but that's another kettle of fish!
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be another kettle of fish

To be entirely different in scope or description from someone or something that was just being discussed. A: "So you like your first two roommates, but what about your third one?" B: "William? Oh, he's another kettle of fish altogether." I suppose we should start looking at buying a house now that our baby is on the way, but that's another kettle of fish!
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But the Grimscar Valley project is another kettle of fish. Do we take away what should be left to our children to enjoy?
Vishal Bhardwaj's follow-up to his critically acclaimed "Kaminey" is another kettle of fish, light on action sequences and driven largely by sharply defined characters whose peccadilloes make for a very enjoyable ride.
We had a strategy that worked well but against France it'll be another kettle of fish.'
Well, that's another kettle of fish. Any film that depicts us as alcoholic, calorie-counting, choc- and man-obsessed lunatics may be just a little close to the mark.
But writing a love story is another kettle of fish entirely and it was a mistake for Cameron to have done it himself.
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