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be another matter/thing

to be a different situation that is likely to be judged differently: Cars are useful, but their impact on the environment is another matter altogether. to be very different and likely to involve more problems or difficulties: Wanting to help the homeless is one thing, finding cheap secure accommodation for them is quite another (thing).
Translations of “be another matter/thing”
in Chinese (Traditional) 另當別論, 情況不同, 另外一回事…
in Chinese (Simplified) 另当别论, 情况不同, 另外一回事…
(Definition of be another matter/thing from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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