A different thing or person; something else again: This is a different animal/ In the pros you're dealing with a different breed of cat than when you're in the college scene (1970s+)
I think Zach Galifianakis describes me best, that I'm mild-mannered in real life, but on the screen, I'm a different animal.
Carmageddon II, however, is a different animal, transportation authorities say.
This is undoubtedly because different animal organs perform so much more varied physiological functions than do those of plants.
The different animal sounds to be heard in the forest follow a rule which knows no exception.
Why were two bodies in the same horde claiming two different animal ancestors?
The leader whispers the name of a different animal or object to each individual.
A hare is quite a different animal to pursue to a fox, and seems to have some sort of consideration for its followers.
But poor old John Turk is a different animal, and can be dealt with only by dialectic precision.
But a man out of work in Sydney or Melbourne is a different animal from the same man in England.
He had been killed in different animal shapes; but now his body, in human shape, was crushed.