have a thing about something

have a thing about something
have a thing about (something) to have a strong opinion about something.

I've always had a thing about fresh raspberries, so now I grow them in my garden.

She won't come to the beach with me because she has a thing about getting sand between her toes.

Usage notes: usually refers to something that is an unusual characteristic

New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • have a thing about something — have a thing about (something/someone) 1. to like something or someone very much or to be very interested in them. I ve got a thing about jackets I must have twenty or so in my wardrobe. He s got a thing about blondes. 2. to hate something or… …   New idioms dictionary

  • have a thing about something — have a ˈthing about sb/sth idiom (informal) to have a strong like or dislike of sb/sth in a way that seems strange or unreasonable • She has a thing about men with beards. Main entry: ↑thingidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • have a thing about someone — have a thing about (something/someone) 1. to like something or someone very much or to be very interested in them. I ve got a thing about jackets I must have twenty or so in my wardrobe. He s got a thing about blondes. 2. to hate something or… …   New idioms dictionary

  • have a thing about — (something/someone) 1. to like something or someone very much or to be very interested in them. I ve got a thing about jackets I must have twenty or so in my wardrobe. He s got a thing about blondes. 2. to hate something or someone, or to be… …   New idioms dictionary

  • have a thing about — (something) to have a strong opinion about something. I ve always had a thing about fresh raspberries, so now I grow them in my garden. She won t come to the beach with me because she has a thing about getting sand between her toes. Usage notes:… …   New idioms dictionary

  • have a thing about — have a thing for/about/informal phrase to have very strong feelings about someone or something, especially feelings that are unusual or unreasonable I have a thing about flying in planes; it scares me. Thesaurus: to feel an emotionsynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • not know the first thing about something — not know the first thing/not have the first idea/about something phrase to not know anything about a subject or not have the skills to do something He doesn’t know the first thing about literature. Thesaurus: to not know something or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • have a thing for — have a thing for/about/informal phrase to have very strong feelings about someone or something, especially feelings that are unusual or unreasonable I have a thing about flying in planes; it scares me. Thesaurus: to feel an emotionsynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • have got someone or something covered — have (got) someone or something covered (informal) : to have done, gotten, or provided whatever is needed Don t worry about a thing. We ve got you covered. [=we have taken care of everything that you might need] You don t need to buy soda for the …   Useful english dictionary

  • thing — W1S1 [θıŋ] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(idea/action/feeling/fact)¦ 2¦(object)¦ 3¦(situation)¦ 4¦(nothing)¦ 5¦(person/animal)¦ 6¦(make a comment)¦ 7 the thing is 8 the last thing somebody wants/expects/needs etc 9 last thing …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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