a thing

idiom

: anything
used in negative statements
I can't see a thing without my glasses on.
The guests will be here soon, and I don't have a thing (that is appropriate) to wear.
Don't worry about a thing. I'll take care of everything.
She doesn't look a thing like her older sister.
His new album doesn't sound a thing like his last one.

Examples of a thing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The war on drugs was still a thing, though law enforcement’s main focus was on heroin and cocaine, not so much marijuana. Dan Rodricks, Baltimore Sun, 18 June 2024 If there is such a thing as a dynasty in college basketball, these qualify. Dom Amore, Hartford Courant, 16 June 2024 Yup, the Bronx Bombers are officially kind of a thing again in baseball. Mike Lupica, New York Daily News, 15 June 2024 Who would say such a thing with that important State in the balance? Erik S. Hanley, Journal Sentinel, 15 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for a thing 

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“A thing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20thing. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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