the thing is


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the thing is

(spoken)
this is what must be considered The thing is, my car is being repaired, so how can I get groceries for the weekend?
Usage notes: sometimes used in the form another thing is: Another thing is, I had told her about your operation just the day before.
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the thing is

The issue, main point, or problem is, as in The thing is, we haven't enough money for the tickets. [Colloquial; late 1800s]
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The thing is, as Simpson makes clear, the Canadian way is no better, and it shows.
Love is the pure real, the Thing is a sublime illusion, and if you believe in it, it becomes what you make of it: human freedom, the unconditioned absolute for good and evil.