be a different kettle of fish

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 school, but Anna, now she was a completely different kettle of fish.

I'd driven an automatic for years but learning to handle a car with gears was another kettle of fish altogether.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

Игры ⚽ Нужно сделать НИР?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • 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 — ► a different kettle of fish informal something altogether different from the one just mentioned. Main Entry: ↑kettle …   English terms 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

  • kettle of fish — See a different kettle of fish …   English idioms

  • 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

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”