something else, he/she/it is(redirected from it is something else)
something else, he/she/it is
Someone or something is extraordinary, in a positive sense. It does not mean “something different” but is a slangy elaboration of the simpler “isn’t that something.” It is usually said admiringly, as in “Kayla Cole is something else” (James Patterson, London Bridges, 2004).
The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer