Definition The thing is

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Definition

the thing is, (I can't come): what I want to say is, the problem is, (I can't come)
idiom

Examples

  • "Well the thing is - I'm sorry."
  • "whatever it is that you were doin' there, but the thing is, I'm not a fan of these stereotypical Scottish acts."
  • "The thing is though, the Spanish authorities are being a bit difficult."
  • "Bethany : Well, the thing is - I don't really know how to say this."

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