different animal

noun

: something different
The sport has changed. It's a very/completely different animal today.

Examples of different animal in a Sentence

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“Different animal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/different%20animal. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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