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English definition of “be another/a different kettle of fish”

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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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