Talk:chalk and cheese

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the English idiom "different as chalk and cheese," meaning similar in superficial appearance but very dissimilar in nature. There was a talk on the radio (Radio 4 week commencing Mon 14th July 2008) over the last few days where the author talked about what a block of English West Country chalk looks like, grainy, white with holes in. She went on to say that now-a-days people do not know what a block of immature cheese looks like before the maturation has turned it yellow - very similar to the block of chalk. Perhaps someone else could confirm the broadcast details? —This unsigned comment was added by (talk) at 14:50, 20 July 2008.

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To chalk and cheese. The coordinated nouns can be part of various expressions such as like chalk and cheese and unlike as chalk and cheese and appear after forms of be and seem. Any common expression could be a redirect to the core noun pair. DCDuring (talk) 12:34, 2 November 2017 (UTC)

I think it would be pretty reasonable to turn this into a redirect, for exactly the reasons you mention. Equinox 14:38, 2 November 2017 (UTC)