not (really) (one's) thing

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not (really) (one's) thing

Not something one particularly enjoys or is good at. A: "Do you want to come with me to the concert this Saturday?" B: "No thanks, heavy metal isn't my thing." I'll give it a try, but car repair isn't really my thing.
See also: not, thing

it isn’t my, his, etc. ˈthing

it is not something that you really enjoy or are interested in: I’m afraid pubs and clubs aren’t really my thing. I’d prefer to go to a restaurant with a few friends.
See also: thing
References in classic literature ?
Compared with the meaner poets the greater are the cleaner, and Chaucer was probably safer than any other English poet of his time, but I am not going to pretend that there are not things in Chaucer which a boy would be the better for not reading; and so far as these words of mine shall be taken for counsel, I am not willing that they should unqualifiedly praise him.
Since then you are beginning to lose sight of your errors, and to see the truth," said Middleton, "do not things by halves, but, by the generosity of your conduct, purchase friends who may be of use in warding off any future danger from the law--"
Nay, without thought or conscious desire, might not things external to ourselves vibrate in unison with our moods and passions, atom calling to atom in secret love or strange affinity?
I do not thing any of our leaders would say with stright face that they have done their best in the pass couple of years, and that is truly unfortunate.
Juliana May's newest work, Commentary = not thing is pure viscera.
I do not thing you should expect anything before months.
He can make it with Scotland - Bertie Vogts would not come to watch him play for Cardiff City twice if he did not thing something of him.
In his recent article for Ericsson Review, Ericssons CTO, Erik Ekudden, explains that security and privacy are not things that can be added on; they must be fully integrated into domains and components, processes, storage and communication.
But old demons are hard to shake, and Eleanor crashes hard into her old ways as she suddenly decides that joy and friendships are not things she deserves.
we work we live to make money, we are constantly striving for some 'other' but the greatest things in life are not things than can be given to you," sh(https://www.
These are not things that are good for the connection between us.
The youth of today should take note about channelling your energy into positive things in life and not things which lead you into trouble.
It's not things you lose in something like this but the insecurity you feel.
The Internet is filled with Buy Experiences, Not Things stories.
They're not things I watch and they're not things that I'm interested in," says Bedfordshire-born Berry, with a shrug.