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be another matter

To be a separate and very different situation, topic, idea, etc., that has a whole other set of difficulties or problems to consider or contend with. It's all well and good wanting to help your fellow man, but inviting strangers off the street to come live with us is another matter entirely!
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be another/a different ˈmatter

be very different: I know which area they live in, but whether I can find their house is a different matter altogether.
References in classic literature ?
"That's another matter. That's necessary for the people," said the first.
No, excuse me, but I consider myself aristocratic, and people like me, who can point back in the past to three or four honorable generations of their family, of the highest degree of breeding (talent and intellect, of course that's another matter), and have never curried favor with anyone, never depended on anyone for anything, like my father and my grandfather.
Whether we ever came to any conclusion-- that's another matter. Still, it's the arguing that counts.
"Ah, that's another matter. I have been three times in his rooms, twice waiting for him under different pretexts and leaving before he came.
But that's another matter. And then the beauty of it - I mean of my perversity, of my refusal to agree to a 'deal' - is just in the total absence of a reason.
If you threaten my family, and they have nothing to do with my work - and children should be off-limits in our conflicts - that's another matter. You will answer to me,' she added.
"But the Taliban, yes, well, that's another matter.
Anyone who's going to question that fact is only going to do it on the basis they haven't played many games recently and that's another matter.
But stick some felt tips in my hand and that's another matter.
It will prove a costly lesson if the gadget is accidently damaged (or lost, but that's another matter) and parents may be interested to find out what happens to the pupil if their iPad is awaiting repair and cannot be brought into those 'crucial' classroom sessions.
As for our pay; well, that's another matter. But it's not the pay we do it for, believe me.
Whether or not his reality shows have been done to death now, though, well that's another matter entirely.
If you want us to pay for it, well that's another matter. This will only get worse if not addressed now.
As for the pubs closing down, well that's another matter, can't help you there.
(Whether he could have been re-elected in 2012--well, that's another matter.)