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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?
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.