Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “be another matter/thing”

See all translations

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)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

piglet

a baby pig

Word of the Day

I won’t tolerate it! Replacing formal words with phrasal verbs.

by Liz Walter,
April 01, 2015
When you are using a language, it is important to understand if a word is formal or informal, so that you can use it in an appropriate way. You might hear people saying dosh for money, or spud for potato, but they wouldn’t write those words in a formal essay. Similarly, a

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More