(v.) = be a whole new (ball) game ; be a different kettle of fish ; be a whole new kettle of fish ; be a whole new story ; be a different story. Ex: General talk about football is cool, but when it becomes bigoted that's a whole new ball game. Ex: Rumors are one thing -- confirmation from a highly placed advisor to the government should be a different kettle of fish, altogether. Ex: Negotiation of a general educational licence for Internet transmissions is obviously a whole new kettle of fish and would take several years. Ex: Travelling on a motorbike is one thing, but when the bike is powered by oil you would normally cook fish and chips in, that's a whole new story. Ex: Chile survived its huge earthquake relatively well -- Iran would be a different story.