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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PETER KAY'S CAR SHARE (BBC1, 9.30pm) THROWN together for their daily commute thanks to the horror of a company car share scheme, John and Kayleigh are like chalk and cheese. Chalk and cheese that are trapped together in a metal box twice a day in traffic.
WE LOVE COMEDY PETER KAY'S CAR SHARE (BBC1, 9.30pm) THROWN together for their daily commute thanks to the horror of a company car share scheme, John and Kayleigh are like chalk and cheese. Chalk and cheese that are trapped together in a metal box twice a day in traffic.
Meanwhile Val plans to dump Ian after finally realising they're like chalk and cheese. David overhears and quickly tells Pollard, who hopes he may have a chance with her after all.
I think we get on so well because we're like chalk and cheese.
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Denis Stracqualursi and Drenthe are like chalk and cheese, but they are what the team and the crowd have needed to bring Everton's season back to life.
Like chalk and cheese, he's sensitive and emotionally vulnerable while she's loud, brash and swears like a trooper.
"Sir Alan and I were like chalk and cheese and I felt like a fish out of water if you'll excuse the pun."
However, Lingfield and Southwell are like chalk and cheese and, while he enjoyed grinding it out on the Fibresand, he has never looked at ease here.
I just mean that shoes and I are like chalk and cheese. Although, has anyone ever eaten chalk and cheese?
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They were raised with an identical set of rules, in the same household - but their personalities are now like chalk and cheese.
It's true that Stan and Ken are like chalk and cheese. I feel reassured knowing that Stan is happy for me.
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