here's the thing (about someone or something)

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here's the thing (about someone or something)

Used to introduce a statement meant to offer important insight into or information about someone or something. A: "I don't understand. Weren't you happy with my work?" B: "I am, Tom, but here's the thing. The industry is evolving rapidly, and we just don't have a position like yours in our plans for the future." A: "I don't get why she's acting this way." B: "Here's the thing about Sally. One moment, she's your best friend in the whole world. The next, she barely gives you the time of day." OK, here's the thing about this car. If you don't press on the gas pedal just right, the engine will stall whenever you try to start it.
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