something else


A person, thing, or event that is quite remarkable, as in That pitcher is something else, or Her new film is something else. The else in this idiom means “other than ordinary.” [Colloquial; early 1990s]

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Example sentences from the Web for something else

  • And it is that Something-Else in us which makes the significant part of us, which sets our value and place in the scale of being.

    Preaching and Paganism|Albert Parker Fitch
  • “To the course which I have taken and am now defending,” replied Something-else within him hotly.

    Blue Lights|R.M. Ballantyne