English Idioms with that, there, thick, thin, thing

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come to that When I think of that and other similar facts I haven't heard from her for weeks. Come to that, we haven't heard from any of the Browns for a long time, have we?
that does it! (informal) expresses that the speaker has reached the limit of his patience That does it! Jack's late again! I'm not going to offer to drive him to work in my car any more, if he can't be on time!
that will do that is enough
- (as a command/warning) no more!
That will do for the moment. If we need more sandwiches, we can make more later.
That will do, you boys! No more fighting in here!
that's done/torn it! (informal) that spoils or ruins things! Oh no! That's done it! I`ve just dropped the mixer and broken it so I can't make a cake for the visitors.
that`s for sure (stands after a statement) that is quite certain Once I've passed the exam, I shall never open another book physics, that's for sure!
that`s the ticket! (informal) expresses surprise of satisfaction or encouragement. That is good. That is the right thing to do. That's the ticket, Paula! You show them all who's the best player.
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... and there you are! and there's the solution, the desired result Just put the plug in, press the start button and there you are! Easy!
hang (on) in there! (informal, mostly US) an expression of encouragement to keep trying when something is difficult Come on, Jack! Hang in there! You'll do it!
there again additionally, alternatively 'If Greece was too hot for you last year, why not go to Spain for a change? But there again, in August it may be just as hot as in Greece.
there and then straight away, on the spot If you take all the documents with you to the passport office, they can give you a new passport there and then.
there are no buts about it no excuses are acceptable If you haven't done your homework, you can't go out to play. There are no buts about it!
(but) there it is that's where the problem lies, that's just how it is We can't allow in non-members, I'm afraid. I'm so sorry, but there it is.
there is (a bit/a lot/much) more to it than that it is more complex, involved than that. It is not that simple He said he had just been lucky in winning the scholarship, but everybody knows that there is much more to it than that.
there is (much/ a lot) more to someone than ... someone is not just Mandy's a very intelligent young woman. There's much more to her than she tells you.
there is no knowing/telling what/when/where one cannot know/be sure/ say what will happen There's no knowing when he will be back at work after his accident. It could take a long time.
there is no mistaking someone/something someone/ something is easy to recognize Yes, of course I'm sure it was him on the phone. There's no mistaking his French accent.
there is no question there can be no doubt There is no question that she could do better at school if she worked harder. She's very intelligent, but lazy.
there is no stopping/holding someone someone cannot be prevented from doing something Once he starts telling jokes, there's no stopping him.
there is nothing (else) for it (informal) there is no other way There's nothing else for it - we'll have to cancel the holiday this year.
there is nothing in it it is not true, it is only a rumour 'I've heard that the Browns are moving to Glasgow.' 'So have I, but there's nothing in it, I'm sure.'
there is nothing like (a) + noun (for doing something/ to do something) something is better than everything else There's nothing like a hot bath after a hard day at the office.
there's nothing to it it's easy, there is nothing difficult involved Working this fax machine looks very complicated, but there's nothing to it really.
there is something to be said for something has its advantages and can be recommended for certain reasons which may not be immediately apparent. There's something to be said for off-season holidays - no traffic jams, no crowds, and cheaper hotel rates.
there is a time and (a) place for everything (saying) there are certain things which are only appropriate at a certain time or place A waiter was flirting with a girl in the restaurant. The manager told him that there was a time and a place for everything.
there, there!/there now! said when comforting or calming someone who is crying etc. There, there, dear! Drink this hot tea and you'll soon feel much better.
there you are! I said when giving something to someone that he wanted
- said triumphantly after hearing one's opinion confirmed.
There you are, Mr Brown, your butter and your tomatoes. That will be £6.50 altogether.
'The book says Goethe was born in 1749.' 'Well, there you are! I said so all along!'
there you go/he goes etc. again! (informal) you are starting to do/say again what you do/say repeatedly There you go again! You worry about your daughter too much. She'll be fine.
there's a good boy/girl/dog! said to a child or animal in praise of something done well, or as encouragement Come on, now, eat up your carrots. There's a good boy!
you've got me there (informal) I don't know the answer to your question 'Do you know how many TV-sets Japan manufacturers a year?' 'No, I don’t. You've got me there.'
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as thick as thieves (two people) very friendly, sharing the same (often profitable) interests Bob and Tom have been as thick as thieves for years. They both run a large advertising company.
as thick as two short planks (informal) very stupid If she doesn’t see his intentions, she must be as thick as two short planks.
have/grow a thick skin to be/become insensitive to criticism As a politician in the public eye, you quickly learn to grow a thick skin.
in the thick of it/of doing something right in the middle of some activity We were in the thick of painting the living-room when our visitors arrived.
lay/pile it on thick (informal) to exaggerate, especially when praising or criticizing John gave a good talk at the conference, but Brown was piling it on thick when he spoke of his achievements.
thick and fast in large numbers/quantity and quickly Our advertising campaign has been a great success. Orders for the new product are coming in thick and fast.
thick on the ground numerous, in great supply/quantity If I were you, I would take the job. Such good opportunities are not thick on the ground.
through thick and thin through good times and difficult times, under all conditions Tom and Chris went through thick and thin together in the war, and they’ve been great friends ever since.
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as thin as a rake (a person) extremely thin Although she eats a lot of sweets she is as thin as a rake.
be skating on thin ice to be in an uncertain, risky situation Be careful. If you make any promises, you’re skating on thin ice. We don’t know yet whether we can guarantee these prices.
disappear/vanish into thin air to disappear without any trace Have you seen my glasses? They can’t have vanished into thin air.
the thin end of the wedge just the beginning of something that will develop into a much greater event, problem I think that that incident at the company is only the thin end of the wedge. The current situation can lead to a major strike.
a thin excuse an unconvincing excuse So there was no electricity. Isn’t that a rather thin excuse for not doing your homework?
thin on top not having much hair, becoming bald He's a bit thin on top already. I think he's going to be bald by the time he's 35.
a thin time a period of unpleasantness, poor health, lack of money After the war, he had a pretty thin time. He couldn't get work and nobody was willing to help him.
out of thin air from nowhere The story about his love affair didn't just come out of thin air. There must be some truth in in.
a thin audience not many spectators There was a thin audience at the spectacle.
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a close/near thing almost an accident, a narrow escape 'Look out! The van!' 'Hell, that was a close thing! I didn`t see it.'
do one's (own) thing (informal) to do what one wants to do The new line manager will have to learn that he can`t do his own thing here. There are some regulations to follow.
for one thing one good reason/argument is . . . I really don't think he is the right man for the job. For one thing, he's got no qualifications and for another he can't speak English.
just one of those things (saying) something (usually unpleasant) that is unavoidable Graduating from university and finding it difficult to get a job is just one those things these days.
just the thing exactly the thing that is needed 'How about a cup of coffee to warm you up?' 'Oh, yes! That would be just the thing'
not quite the thing not what is socially acceptable You'd better change your clothes. It wouldn't be quite the thing to arrive at thewedding wearing your a track suit.
sure thing! (informal) certainly, of course 'Could you give me lift to the supermarket?' 'Sure thing! Hop in!'
a thing of the past something/someone no longer in demand or of interest 'Is she still seeing Howard?' ' No. That's been a thing of the past for weeks now.'
first things first (saying) to do things in the necessary or correct order First things first! Wait until you've got your degree before you talk about a career in banking.
have (got) a thing about something/someone to have a strong liking or dislike for something/someone We were never allowed to have a dog. Father had a thing about them.
one thing leads to another (saying) one small event starts a whole sequence of events Tom met Betty at the cinema. He asked her out, one thing lead to another, and now they're engaged.
show / teach / tell someone a thing or two show someone something useful or important He thinks he knows all about the cars, but I think I could teach him a thing or two.