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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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Every Wghter that emerges from Shropshire will be compared to the former world super-middleweight champion but Gray admits the difference between the duo is chalk and cheese.
Louis Saha plays hardballIn my first youth team game he said to me: `As for you, you kangaroo, you canf**k off right now.You're the worst player I've seen in my life.' Craig Johnston recalls a roasting from then-Boroboss Jack CharltonWhat he found out on Wednesday night was that football is chalk and cheese,and it will be the same on Sunday.
Dyer will again be played up front by Sir Bobby Robson who said: "He found that football is chalk and cheese. He played well but couldn't score.