an apparently random activity or behavior that a given
person or persons compulsively associate
with specific circumstances. It may be because of a past association of the two activities. This term applies to personal traditions, some superstitions, and wider
trends such as national proclivities.
We have this thing in my family where we sing Beatles songs whenever we eat pasta.
It's a thing
with him that you can't look Billy Bob in the eyes or he'll refuse to speak with you.
I can't eat that. I have a thing
Well, the first time Cynthia and I went on a date, we had lobster soup. So that's kind of a thing with us, and we try and have it on special occasions.
Me and Jeff call each other a 'robust fellow' whenever one of use scores a goal. It's a thing.
Listen, so what if you have issues about dog poop
. Everybody's got their things. It's no big deal!
Man, people in Belgium have this weird thing where they eat french fries with mayonnaise.