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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]
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It's a whole new ballgame," said State Assembly Member Richard N.
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I look for a whole new ballgame in the gun magazine business as the sale takes place.
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