there is no such thing

there is no such thing

That does not exist. Sometimes followed by "as" and the thing that one is claiming does not exist. There have been a lot of rumors going around about a layoff committee, but let me be clear: there is no such thing. A: "Mommy, there's a monster under my bed!" B: "There's no such thing as monsters, honey."
See also: such, there, thing
References in classic literature ?
It must give it up because, as a wise man once said many centuries before Christ, there is such a thing as leaving mankind alone; there is no such thing as governing mankind.
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