Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Thing"

The meaning of "Thing" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does sure thing mean?
A: It isn't used very often. It is an old term
Q: What does You blue the thing off mean?
A: "You blew the thing off"

Depending on the context, it either means "You made it explode and fall off." or "You blew air at it and it fell off."
Q: What does We had too much of a good thing. mean?
A: Too much of a good thing can be bad. For example, the worst thing you can do with your favourite song is listen it it over and over again until you're bored of it.
Q: What does One thing all this time off had meant was he was in the gym four days a week mean?
A: We're talking about all the time he had off. Since he had a lot of time off, one thing that happened was that he ended up going to the gym four days a week.
Q: What does last important thing mean?
A: The last important thing.. 마지막 중요한 건..
If you have a list of important things, this is the last one.

The only important thing..
(중요한 것은 하나밖에 없단 의미입니다.)

The only last important thing (X)
This makes no sense. If you only have one important thing, then there is no list.

Example sentences using "Thing"

Q: Please show me example sentences with As if there is such a thing..
A: "As if there is such a thing called a Chupacabra"
"As if there is such a thing as a thousand dollar pizza"
Q: Please show me example sentences with Here is the thing..
A: "Here is the thing..." is a starter in which advises the listener that the speaker is going to the main point, conclusion or something big.

Her eyes are beautiful, her hair is silky smooth and her skin is flawless but here's the thing, beneath her face is an ugly personality.
Q: Please show me example sentences with thing.
A: A table is a Thing
I have many Things to ask
Things are looking good
Q: Please show me example sentences with one thing let to another.
A: did you mean "one thing led to another"?

It's a set phrase to say that a series of events led to a certain (usually surprising) outcome.

One thing led to another and now I'm going on a trip.

After talking with John, one thing led to another and now we are dating.
Q: Please show me example sentences with have a little thing for sb.?/sth.?.
A: 1) I had a little thing for Joe (meaning - I liked/had a crush on Joe)

2) I had a little thing for basketball (meaning - I liked/was pretty good at basketball)

3) She has a little thing for hamburgers (meaning - she likes hamburgers enough to point out)

Synonyms of "Thing" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between thing and stuff ?
A: @BuddyPretty_206 That's a good question!
I'm not 100% sure but i think that it all depends on the context. If I'm talking about a concrete object I would use "thing", like "what is that thing?"; "that heart shaped thing". Instead of "stuff", which i'd use to refer of a not specific thing or things, for instance when you say "there's a lot of old stuff in the attic", "Alice got a lot of books and stuff in her room", "kitchen related stuff".
Maybe is not neccessarily this way but at least is how i use it S: hope it's useful
Q: What is the difference between thing and stuff ?
A: @Noborio: almost the same. "Thing" refers to one object. "Stuff" usually refers to many objects, or a lot of one object.
Here is a good rule: if you can count it, use "thing", "things", or "stuff". But if you cannot count it, you must use "stuff".
For example: She has a lot of stuff in her backpack. ✔
She has a lot of things in her backpack. ✔
What is the stuff leaking from the pipe? ✔
What are the things leaking from the pipe? ❌ (Grammar is correct, but it doesn't make sense.)
Q: What is the difference between "The important thing is..." and "A important thing is..." ?
A: "A important thing" is incorrect -- it would be "An important thing."

The important thing = the one single important thing about something. Implies that it is very important.

An important thing = one of multiple important things about something. Not as strong of an implication as the first sentence.
Q: What is the difference between I can't do two thing at a time and I can't do two things at the same time ?
A: I can't do two things at a time.
I can't do two things at once.
I can't do two things at the same time.
I can't do two things simultaneously.

They all have the same meaning.
Q: What is the difference between The thing is ... and The point is ... ?
A: Nothing really, it's all about context, in them same context both mean «the important matter» or «what i'm trying to say is...»

Translations of "Thing"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? how do you say if you want some thing from someone ?
A: May I have some, please?
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? that "slimy thing that comes from the nose"
A: Snot? Booger? Mucous?
Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? how do you say the thing in the kitchen to suck the smoke from cooking?
A: Extractor Fan
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? the bright thing in the pic
A: It's still a light.

Lights that are recessed in a ceiling (inside a hole in the ceiling) are sometimes called recessed lights.

But I would just call it a light.
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? thing in the photo
A: Exercise bike.

Other questions about "Thing"

Q: She's not my thing.
She's not my type.
She's not my cup of tea.

Are these expressions similar? Does this sound natural?
A: all mean the same thing
Q: You should be ashamed of yourself to do so.
You should be ashamed of yourself for you do do so.
You should be ashamed of yourself to do such a thing.

Which one is most natural?
A: The last one
Q: I thought the same thing while reading the article. If only it was a proper lunch break, but it was only a little break between training in a training room. I assume the reason the trainer said he would accept chocolate but ice cream, was because chocolate can be eaten with one bite and helps perk you up. Does this sound natural?
A: おはよう!


‎I thought the same thing while reading the article. If only it was a proper lunch break, but it was just a little break between training sessions in a training room. I assume the reason the trainer said he would accept chocolate but not ice cream, was because chocolate can be eaten with one bite and helps perk you up.
Q: And another thing, one of the education Organization is looking for international students, under 10 years old. They want to make video with an interview. If you are interested in that, we are happy you to appear in the video. Our school will be appealed to the country too. Does this sound natural?
A: × And another thing, one of the education Organization is looking for international students, under 10 years old.
✓ One of the educational organizations is looking for international students, under ten years of age.

× They want to make video with an interview.
✓ They wish to make a video interview.

× If you are interested in that, we are happy you to appear in the video.
✓ If you are interested in participating, we would be most grateful for you to contact us.

× Our school will be appealed to the country too.
✓ Our school will also be appealing nationwide for volunteers.

Q: The first thing I do in the morning to brush my teeth to wake myself up. Does this sound natural?
A: × The first thing I do in the morning to brush my teeth to wake myself up.
✓ The first thing I do in the morning is brush my teeth to wake myself up.

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