like chalk and cheese

like chalk and cheese

Very different from one another; totally or nearly opposite in nature. Good luck getting those two to talk to each other—they're like chalk and cheese. My daughters are like chalk and cheese these days—one loves baseball and the other loves ballet.
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like chalk and cheese

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chalk and cheese

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If two people or things are like chalk and cheese or are chalk and cheese, they are completely different from each other. Marianne and Ellis are like chalk and cheese. She's very serious and studious while he's sporty and sociable. Our relationship works because we are very aware of our differences, we accept that we are chalk and cheese.
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