Definition of a horse of a different color
- That's what we'll do when he gets here. But if he doesn't show up…well, that's a horse of a different color.
: a male horse
: of or relating to a horse (see horse 1a(1))
: hauled or powered by a horse
: large or coarse of its kind
: partly or totally unlike in nature, form, or quality : dissimilar
: not the same: such as
: a phenomenon of light (such as red, brown, pink, or gray) or visual perception that enables one to differentiate otherwise identical objects
: the aspect of the appearance of objects and light sources that may be described in terms of hue, lightness, and saturation (see saturation 4) for objects and hue, brightness, and saturation for light sources
: a color other than and as contrasted with black, white, or gray
: to give color to
: to change the color of (as by dyeing, staining, or painting)
: to change as if by dyeing or painting: such as
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