that very thing

that very thing

The exact same thing (that someone mentioned). A: "My wife died of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease a few years ago." B: "I'm so sorry to hear that. My father died of that very thing." A: "I was thinking we could share office space to cut down on the cost of rent." B: "I was going to suggest that very thing!"
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that very thing

exactly that. Why, I was just looking for that very thing! You know, I was just about to say that very thing.
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I couldn't be more pleased to see that you have focused on that very thing. We have some tangible examples of how this sort of thinking has helped us out, even though we are still working hard to get this kind of thinking going.