1 used for referring to a thing, idea, fact etc when you do not know or say exactly what it is
Her brother is something in advertising (=he has a job in advertising).
something important/better/wrong/special etc:
Be quiet – I have something important to tell you.
something else (=something different):
I’d love to quit my job and do something else with my life.
something to eat/drink/wear (=food, drink, or clothes):
Would you like something to drink?
something to do (=an activity):
There’s always something to do at the farm.
something or other:
He’s always complaining about something or other.
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