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a thing

1. A complicated situation; something that causes a dispute. A: "Ugh, I forgot to invite Penny to the party, and now it's a whole thing." B: "Oh man. Is she mad at you?" Please tell me this isn't going to be a thing between us. Can we just forget about it?
2. A popular, significant, or well-known entity or person. Elizabethtown came out in the early 2000s, back when Orlando Bloom was a thing.
3. A romantic couple. Are Jack and Anna a thing again? I thought they broke up.
4. A phenomenon that is (at least somewhat) widely recognized and/or practiced. Yep, mom jeans are a thing now in the fashion world. Is stealthing really a thing? Wow, modern society is truly awful.
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thing

n. one’s interest; one’s bag. This isn’t exactly my thing, but I’ll give it a try.
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References in classic literature ?
"Then you take the things you make into those dens?" said I.
The next thing you threaten to commit suicide about, I shan't do,-- even at some personal inconvenience."
How was he to know that this thing that sniffed was a thing at which to bristle?
He was fighting, tearing at a live thing that was striking at him.
That in the beginning when the world was young there were a great many thoughts but no such thing as a truth.
It was the young thing inside him that saved the old man.
What persuadeth the living thing to obey, and command, and even be obedient in commanding?
Wherever I found a living thing, there found I Will to Power; and even in the will of the servant found I the will to be master.
Belief in the existence of things outside my own biography exists antecedently to evidence, and can only be destroyed, if at all, by a long course of philosophic doubt.
The notion of perception is therefore not a precise one: we perceive things more or less, but always with a very considerable amount of vagueness and confusion.
One thing cannot be two cubits long in a greater degree than another.
Then the imitator, I said, is a long way off the truth, and can do all things because he lightly touches on a small part of them, and that part an image.
Besides these things, I took all the men's clothes that I could find, and a spare fore-topsail, a hammock, and some bedding; and with this I loaded my second raft, and brought them all safe on shore, to my very great comfort.
But as you know things present, here are my two reals, and tell me, most excellent sir ape, what is my wife Teresa Panza doing now, and what is she diverting herself with?"
"That will show which is the front end of the Thing," said he, greatly pleased with the idea." And, really, if you examine it critically, the Gump looks very well as a figure-head.