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ball game

noun
     
Related topics: Sport, Baseball
ball game [countable]
1 American EnglishDSB a game of baseball, football, or basketball
2 British EnglishDS any game played with a ball
3

a whole new ball game

a situation that is very different from the one you are used to:
I used to be a teacher, so working in an office is a whole new ball game.

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