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be chalk and cheese

To be very different from one another. Good luck getting those two to talk to each other—they're like chalk and cheese. My daughters are chalk and cheese these days—one loves baseball and the other loves ballet.
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Mullen said: "There were a few names you would have wanted to dodge but I landed Dale and, although we are chalk and cheese, I'm happy enough.
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"Johnny-o," he intoned, "They are chalk and cheese, lad!" Over the next hour and a coupla' pints, here's what we worked out.
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They are chalk and cheese. Red chalk and red cheese perhaps.
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