Definition of ball game noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


    ball game

    BrE BrE//ˈbɔːl ɡeɪm//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɔːl ɡeɪm//
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  1. 1any game played with a ball
  2. 2(North American English) a game of baseball Are you going to the ball game? See related entries: Baseball
  3. Idioms
    a (whole) different/new ball game
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    (informal) a completely different kind of situation Camping in summer is fun, but in winter it’s a whole different ball game.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: ball game