"the thing" Definition

  1. the style, the proper proportion. Application varied. A good appearance, a decent dinner, or a fair bottle of wine, is said to be “the THING,” sometimes “the correct THING.”

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Position in the dictionary: 3631 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: thick, thick un, thick;, thimble, thimble-rig, thimble-twisters, thin-skinned, thingumy, three sheets in the wind, three-cornered scraper
Previous words in the dictionary: the tavern, thatch, teviss, tester, testamur, tenpence to the shilling, tench, ten commandments, tell on, teetotally

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