From now on, no more playing 90 minutes of a defensive game. No more holding on for a scoreless draw until fans are bored to tears. Or so we expect!
The knockout stage of the tournament has just begun. It’s all or nothing now: either teams win the match or they go back home. They'd better show what they’ve got now, because it’s a whole new ball game.
If something is a whole new ball game, it is completely different from, or much more difficult than, it was before. Here are more examples:
- Setting up you own company is the easy part of the process. Staying in business is a whole new ball game.
- If you’ve only experienced Montreal in the winter, summer is a whole new ball game.
- Now it’s a whole new ball game because of the world crisis that impacts everybody.
- When the smoking ban takes effect next year it’ll be a whole ball game for bar goers.
- Our company has been very successful in Europe, but entering Asia is a whole new ball game. It is going to be very challenging.
That’s it. Let’s hope Brazil does well in this whole new ball game that the World Cup has entgered.
Till next time!