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the (in) thing

The newest, most recent, or most current trend, fashion, or style. Deep V-necks are becoming the in thing for wedding dresses lately. Smooth, edgeless bodies are the thing for smartphone designs these days.
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the thing

That which is currently (and usually temporarily) fashionable or trendy. Haven't you heard? Wearing knee-high socks is the thing now!
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the thing

Also, the in thing. Something in style or vogue, the latest trend. For example, Wearing oversized clothes is the thing these days, or Vans and sports utility vehicles have been the in thing for some time now. The first term dates from the mid-1700s; the second, which uses in in the sense of "popular," dates from the mid-1900s. Also see the latest.
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RB: I think it has to do with how much narrative--in the sense that the things they depict are actually in the world--I'm going to let into the work, and how far or how close it is to an apparent abstraction.
They stopped to take the bodies out of there with pause, doing all the things humankind has always done when they see a dead thing of their own kind.
Rizzo: One of the things that the board recommends strongly is a survey audit of the space, and in a lot of small spaces that could be done via the owner or the tenant themselves.
With that said, I think it was definitely glamorized a bit too much and maybe people took it as the thing to do.
This is the thing that can do it every time as far as we can see into the future.
It's an opportunity to tell corporate executives what is on my agenda and to listen and get feedback on the things that are working well and the ones that aren't.
The things that the Christian church can proclaim through the witness of the Bible are the very things that this world does not know how to take very seriously.
But we thought that because they had money, because they had stuff, that was the thing to do.
One of the things I learned the first two years is that--I don't think it was apparent to 90% of the people in the gay community who cared about this--we were beat.
The schism, the disconnect between what the thing is made of and what the thing is, is analogous to the schism between house and home.
So I think if there's one lesson from all of this about the things to focus on, perhaps more than anything else, it's that to the swift belong the spoils.
And he was telling us some of the things it would be good to do.
Congressman (Jim) Gibbons, thank you also for spending time with us, and for all of us that have had a magic opportunity to serve in Nevada, we appreciate your help and support in all the things you do for our folks out there.
Even megalopolis auction mall eBay has recently delved into art dealing: Wolfgang Staehle of The Thing (http://www.thing.net) used it, unsuccessfully, to try and sell an old Thing iteration (http://old.thing.net).
Capitalism being the thing which I know and love, I feel it's not above criticism.