1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.
“I think it will be a whole new ball game.”
- Actor Bruce Campbell on the changes for the next season of his TV show, Burn Notice. (EW)
1. Definition - Study the definition.
when something changes and is no longer predictable
2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.
There’s a reason that games are played on the field and not on paper. Sometimes the team that isn’t expected to win does. Even if they have lost the last hundred games, each time a new game starts there’s a chance they will win. And maybe they suddenly added a great new player. If they did, it could be a whole new ballgame.
Whenever something changes a lot and the results are unpredictable, it’s a whole new ball game. One of the main characters has left the TV show that Bruce Campbell stars in, Burn Notice. He says that without him, it’s going to be a whole new ball game.
1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.
“Ever since online advertising became popular, it’s been a new ball game.”
“Erin didn’t like me before, but now that I have this new haircut, it’s going to be a whole new ball game.”