not (really) (one's) thing

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not (really) (one's) thing

Not something one particularly enjoys or is good at. A: "Do you want to come with me to the concert this Saturday?" B: "No thanks, country isn't my thing." I'll give it a try, but car repair isn't really my thing.
See also: not, thing

it isn’t my, his, etc. ˈthing

it is not something that you really enjoy or are interested in: I’m afraid pubs and clubs aren’t really my thing. I’d prefer to go to a restaurant with a few friends.
See also: thing
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A lot of clubs called him asking if he wanted to get into management but it's not really his thing.
We were greeted by John, a wonderfully down-to-earth man of mature years who had decided retirement was not really his thing.
It's not really his thing, but he still wanted to know every tiny detail of how it was done and how all the equipment worked.