a different kettle of fish


a different kettle of fish
a different kettle of fish informal something altogether different from the one just mentioned.
Main Entry: kettle

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  • different kettle of fish — If something is a different kettle of fish, it is very different from the other things referenced …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • different kettle of fish —    If something is a different kettle of fish, it is very different from the other things referenced.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    To describe a person, thing or situation as a different kettle of fishmeans that it is completely… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • a different kettle of fish — different, not the same    A cult is not a religion. A cult is a different kettle of fish entirely …   English idioms

  • (a) different kettle of fish — a different kettle of fish informal phrase a situation or subject that is not related to the one you are talking about Of course their economic policy is a different kettle of fish altogether. Thesaurus: different and differentlysynonym… …   Useful english dictionary

  • a different kettle of fish — informal a completely different type of person or thing from the one previously mentioned the new office is a rather different kettle of fish …   Useful english dictionary

  • a different kettle of fish — informal a situation or subject that is not related to the one you are talking about Of course their economic policy is a different kettle of fish altogether …   English dictionary

  • a different kettle of fish — informal a person or matter that is altogether different from the one just mentioned. → kettle …   English new terms dictionary

  • be a different kettle of fish — be another/a different kettle of fish if you say that something or someone is a different kettle of fish, you mean that they are completely different from something or someone else that has been talked about. Andy was never very interested in… …   New idioms dictionary

  • kettle of fish — noun informal terms for a difficult situation he got into a terrible fix he made a muddle of his marriage • Syn: ↑fix, ↑hole, ↑jam, ↑mess, ↑muddle, ↑pickle • …   Useful english dictionary

  • kettle of fish — 1. an awkward, difficult, or bad situation; muddle; mess: He s managed to get himself into a fine kettle of fish! 2. a state of affairs; a matter under consideration: The new proposal is quite a different kettle of fish from the last one. [1735… …   Universalium


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