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Re: Of a different piece

Posted by Smokey Stover on October 12, 2008 at 09:34

In Reply to: Of a different piece posted by Enger Sal on October 12, 2008 at 08:22:

: I have seen the phrase "of a different piece" used to compare two related but differnt ideas. For example:
: "Candidate X's criticism of the financial bailout was of a different piece. Unlike Candidate Z, who opposes the bailout because it does not put enough money into the system, Candidate X opposes the plan because it is provides too much to those who do not need it."
: Questions: is this a correct use of the phrase "of a differnt piece" and does anyone have any widely published examples of this usage?
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I'm too lazy to hunt down examples of this usage, but it is, or was, not uncommon. Another way of putting it might be, X's criticism of the bailout was of a different piece from that of Y.
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