the thing with/about


: an important characteristic to know about (someone or something)
The thing with/about him is that he is not reliable.

Examples of the thing with/about in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That's the thing about it — all the pieces can dress up, dress down, mix and match, layer or be worn as is. Hedy Phillips, Peoplemag, 30 May 2024 But the thing about baseball — there’s a game on the schedule. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 3 May 2024 And that’s the thing about being genderqueer in this moment particularly. Ali Lerman, Los Angeles Times, 5 Mar. 2024 That’s the thing about generative AI that can be beguiling. Lance Eliot, Forbes, 16 Feb. 2024 Of course, the thing about demographic trends is that every group will probably move one way or the other, even if only by small margins, compared to the last election. Geoffrey Skelley, ABC News, 4 Apr. 2024 And that’s the thing about today’s high-tech race for efficiency in people’s lives. Christine Kilpatrick, The Mercury News, 7 Mar. 2024 Well, definitely the thing about how bad mental health has kind of been the main economic driver of civilization for the last couple thousand years. Lacey Rose, The Hollywood Reporter, 14 Mar. 2024 Finally, the thing about leadership that is often disregarded, but is perhaps most important, is that effective leadership always begins with service. Arash Vossoughi, Forbes, 27 Feb. 2024

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“The thing with/about.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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