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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Today, in terms of technology and global competition, it's a whole new ballgame.
It wasa new ballgame. The A Team fell back and regrouped struggling to learn quickly unfamiliar rules and procedures, and to crack the jargon and secret language of the DoD.
You come across as family farmers, vice alcohol merchants, it's a whole new ballgame. You stop the shrill antis d-e-a-d in their tracks.
Pellet fuel, of course, is an entirely new ballgame with its own set of rules.
Romantic love is a new ballgame for the friends involved-and, if the couples don't adjust to the big changes, there are no winners-and the game is lost!
Southbridge coach Frank Koumanelis has seen his team win the last six meetings with the Indians, but he knows Friday night presents a brand new ballgame.
"We discovered a whole new ballgame of steam on the road.
"The Dwyer is going to be a new ballgame," says Mike Marlow, Wayne Lukas's man in New York.
"These new genetic techniques open up a whole new ballgame in crop improvement," explains John Axtell, Lynn Distinguished Professor of Agronomy.
new ballgame Alan Pardew wants Salomon Rondon to get back on the goal trail - starting today
'Now he is slowly finding that control in the national/international scene is a totally new ballgame. As a remedy he wants a radical solution that tramples on the very fabric of our democracy, i.e.

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