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What's that thing over there on the table?
I gave her a little thing for her birthday.
It's one of those gadget things, isn't it?
A funny thing happened to me today.
I think we should just forget the whole thing.
We're onto a good thing working here.
Above all else, you must be honest in all things.
Don't make a big thing out of this – I just said I'd be late!
She doesn't find that kind of thing funny.
The first thing I want is a hot bath.
If you could change three things about your job, what would they be?
I'd like to live close to the beach and close to my office, but I can't have things both ways.
Our vacation was great, but all good things come to an end.
The thing I really like about Theresa is her sense of humor.
The sad thing is, she never loved him.
It's a good thing that you don't need to work late.
The police soon got things under control.
Try to see things from your wife's perspective.
All things considered, I think you'll be happier if you switch jobs.
As things stand, it will be difficult to raise prices further.
The official government report puts things quite differently.
There are some interesting things in your report.
I have a few things to say to you.
If anyone asks you what I said, don't say a thing.
I have a few things on my mind right now.
On vacation, work is the last thing on my mind.
What other things did he say to you?
My parents send me money for food, rent, and other things.
"Racism" means different things to different people.
We spent the day swimming, playing on the beach, and that kind of thing.
I need to get a few things like milk, bread, and eggs.
a sweet brown food eaten as a sweet or used for flavouring other food