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have a thing about someone or something
1. to have a special fear or dislike of someone or something. Kelly has a thing about Tim. She simply hates him. I have a thing about snakes.
2. to have a craving for someone or something. I have a thing about Maggie. I guess I'm in love. Elaine has a thing about strawberry ice cream. She can't get enough of it.
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
have a thing about something/somebody
1. (informal) 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. (informal) to hate something or someone, or to be frightened of them Andrew's got a thing about children's TV presenters - he absolutely can't stand them.
have a thing about
Be obsessed or preoccupied with something. For example, He has a thing about disorder in the garage, or Bob has a thing about brunettes. [Slang; first half of 1900s]