the in thing

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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 in thing

That which is currently (and usually temporarily) fashionable or trendy. Haven't you heard? Wearing knee-high socks is the in thing now!
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

the in thing (to do)

the fashionable thing to do. Eating low-fat food is the in thing to do. Bob is very old-fashioned. He never does the in thing.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

in thing, the

see under the thing.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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