kettle of fish
- a situation; state of affairs (often used ironically in the phrase a pretty or fine kettle of fish)
- case; matter for consideration
⇒ ■ that's quite a different kettle of fish
Example Sentences Including 'kettle of fish'
Richard's mother-in-law would be a different kettle of fish from Eileen.
The Image of Laura
Toast, now, was a different kettle of fish : toast fingers, with a boiled egg, was something which Mr Golightly was partial to...
MR GOLIGHTLY'S HOLIDAY (2003)
I would no more have thought on killing you than...' `But Rebecca is a different kettle of fish from you, madam.
THE RIVAL QUEENS: A Countess Ashby de la Zouche Mystery (2002)