new ballgame

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: ballgame - a particular situation that is radically different from the preceding situation; "HDTV looks the same but it's really a whole new ballgame"
situation, state of affairs - the general state of things; the combination of circumstances at a given time; "the present international situation is dangerous"; "wondered how such a state of affairs had come about"; "eternal truths will be neither true nor eternal unless they have fresh meaning for every new social situation"- Franklin D.Roosevelt
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National Security Advisor Susan Rice also presented the 29-page document at the Brookings Institution where she described the 2015 strategy a "whole new ballgame.
As the volley of shots fired at goal intensifies at the World Cup being played in Brazil, and as the tournament slowly builds to a crescendo, a not so new ballgame is being replayed in a different region.
Bradley it's a whole new ballgame, Manny means business this time," he said.
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Dutch legend international veteran Robbie Cordemans said this was a whole new ballgame.
It's a whole new ballgame," Republican Senator John Thune said of the White House race after Romney's performance.
We've heard of Islamists raging against supposedly disrespectful cartoons, but UN officials going down the same road - that's a whole new ballgame," the spokesman said, mocking the member nations of the world body.
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And as Jackson noted, "It's a whole new ballgame when it comes to the playoffs.
With the economy the way it is, it's going to be a whole new ballgame.
With mobile technology, it's a whole new ballgame," she said.

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