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a (whole) new ballgame

A situation that is completely different from what one is used to or expecting. Living away from home is a whole new ballgame for most young adults. I used to babysit, but having a child of my own is a new ballgame.
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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.

whole new ballgame, a

A completely altered situation, as in It will take a year to reassign the staff, and by then some will have quit and we'll have a whole new ballgame . This expression comes from baseball, where it signifies a complete turn of events, as when the team that was ahead falls behind. [Colloquial; 1960s]
See also: new, whole
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They'll probably bounce back and play a halfway decent ballgame.
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When we get to the sixth or seventh inning with a lead, now we have a better chance to win the ballgame.