different beast

noun

: an entirely different thing
Reading modern English is one thing, but understanding Shakespeare is an entirely different beast.

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Recent Examples on the Web But Game 1 of the Eastern Conference final against the Carolina Hurricanes was a different beast. Jordan McPherson, Miami Herald, 19 Apr. 2024 Compromise The original version of Umberg’s bill included sober living homes, which don’t have to be licensed by anyone and are thus a different beast. Teri Sforza, Orange County Register, 14 Apr. 2024 Instagram, though very popular, is a different beast, more about social networking than photography, and doesn't have things like EXIF or even full-size viewing. PCMAG, 26 Mar. 2024 With the exhaust wide open, all of a sudden the Cherokee transforms into an entirely different beast. Michael Van Runkle, Forbes, 29 Feb. 2024 For Coyne, any injection other than Pfizer’s COVID shot felt, and still feels, like an entirely different beast. Haley Weiss, TIME, 12 Oct. 2023 Trademark law, however, is an altogether different beast. Ellen Wexler, Smithsonian Magazine, 28 Dec. 2023 Antarctic sea ice is a different beast, ringing a polar continent rather than growing from the center of a polar sea, and a number of factors cause its behavior to be complex. Scott K. Johnson, Ars Technica, 5 Oct. 2023 Although she was accustomed to high-pressure situations, Vogue World: London was a slightly different beast. Radhika Seth, Vogue, 18 Sep. 2023

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“Different beast.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/different%20beast. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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