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something else

1. Someone or something that is particularly remarkable, unusual, or impressive. Three touchdown passes in the first quarter alone—their new quarterback is really something else! Having grown up in a typical American city, living in a small Japanese village for a year has been something else! In a year of lackluster releases, her new documentary is really something else.
2. A completely different situation or set of circumstances. Used to emphasize that the reality of something is much more extreme than some other, less problematic condition or situation. Usually followed by "entirely" or "again." Taking a day or two off to deal with the situation is one thing, but being gone from work for nearly a month is really something else. I'm beyond disappointed—I'm completely dumbfounded! I mean, being caught drinking a couple beers or smoking a little pot is pretty on par for a kid your age, but dealing hardcore drugs out of your locker is something else entirely.
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something else (again)

something entirely different. Borrowing is one thing, but stealing is something else. Skindiving is easy and fun, but scuba diving is something else again.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

something else

A person, thing, or event that is quite remarkable, as in That pitcher is something else, or Her new film is something else. The else in this idiom means "other than ordinary." [Colloquial; early 1990s]
See also: else, something
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

something else

If you describe someone or something as something else, you mean that they are very unusual and usually very impressive. I thought I'd seen some interesting parts of the world, but Dubai really is something else. There are a number of young footballers coming through in this country. But Keane really is something else.
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Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

something else

an exceptional person or thing. informal
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Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

something ˈelse


1 a different thing; another thing: He said something else that I thought was interesting.
2 (informal) a person, a thing or an event that is much better than others of a similar type: I’ve seen some fine players, but she’s something else!
See also: else, something

something ˈelse


1 a different thing; another thing: He said something else that I thought was interesting.
2 (informal) a person, a thing or an event that is much better than others of a similar type: I’ve seen some fine players, but she’s something else.
See also: else, something
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

something else

Informal
One that is very special or quite remarkable: Her new film is something else.
See also: else, something
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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