one of those things

noun phrase

Definition of one of those things

informal
used to refer to a bad or unfortunate experience that happened and to say that such experiences can happen to anyoneI missed the train and had to take a later one. It was just one of those things, I guess.

Learn More about one of those things

Statistics for one of those things

Cite this Entry

“One of those things.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/one%20of%20those%20things. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

Comments on one of those things

What made you want to look up one of those things? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Words of Snow and Ice Quiz

  • image1037863653
  • Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!