thing or two

Quite a lot, as in You can count on Bob to tell you a thing or two about Iran. This term is nearly always an understatement. [Mid-1800s] Also see under know all the answers.


Nearby words

  1. thin-film,
  2. thin-layer chromatography,
  3. thin-skinned,
  4. thine,
  5. thing,
  6. thing-in-itself,
  7. thingamabob,
  8. thingamajig,
  9. thingness,
  10. things are looking up

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