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    #1

    be like chalk and cheese

    be like chalk and cheese
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    If two people are like chalk and cheese, they are completely different from each other:
    My brother and I are like chalk and cheese.


    Are there any American English idioms that mean "to be completely different from somebody"?

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    Re: be like chalk and cheese

    They're different as night and day.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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