the thing with/about

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Definition of the thing with/about

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

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“The thing with/about.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20thing%20with%2Fabout. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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