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be another/a different kettle of fish

to be ​completely different from something or someone ​else that has been ​talked about: Having ​knowledge is one thing but being ​able to ​communicate it to ​others is another kettle of ​fish.
(Definition of be another/a different kettle of fish from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “be another/a different kettle of fish”
in Chinese (Simplified) 截然不同, 完全两回事…
in Chinese (Traditional) 截然不同, 完全兩回事…
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