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thing Idioms & Phrases


animate thing

  • noun a living (or once living) entity
    animate thing.
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As thing run

  • according to the usual order, conditions, quality, etc.; on the average; without selection or specification.
Webster 1913

living thing

  • noun a living (or once living) entity
    animate thing.
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near thing

  • noun something that barely avoids failure or disaster
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real thing

  • noun informal usage attributing authenticity
    real stuff; real McCoy.
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sure thing

  • noun something that is certain
    certainty; foregone conclusion.
    • his victory is a certainty
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thing-in-itself

  • noun the intellectual conception of a thing as it is in itself, not as it is known through perception
    noumenon.
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Things personal

  • . (Law) Same as Personal property, under Personal.
Webster 1913

Things real

  • . Same as Real property, under Real.
Webster 1913

To be pleased to do a thing

  • to take pleasure in doing it; to have the will to do it; to think proper to do it.
Webster 1913

To do a thing on the cross

  • to act dishonestly; opposed to acting on the square. Slang
Webster 1913

To do the handsome thing

  • to act liberally. Colloq.
Webster 1913

To see about a thing

  • to pay attention to it; to consider it.
Webster 1913