thing or two

thing or two
{n. phr.}, {informal} 1. Facts not generally known, or not known to the hearer or reader; unusual or important information. * /Mary told Joan a thing or two about Betty's real feelings./ 2. A lot; much. * /Bob knows a thing or two about sailing./ Compare: TELL A THING OR TWO.

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • thing or two — {n. phr.}, {informal} 1. Facts not generally known, or not known to the hearer or reader; unusual or important information. * /Mary told Joan a thing or two about Betty s real feelings./ 2. A lot; much. * /Bob knows a thing or two about sailing./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • thing\ or\ two — n. phr. informal 1. Facts not generally known, or not known to the hearer or reader; unusual or important information. Mary told Joan a thing or two about Betty s real feelings. 2. A lot; much. Bob knows a thing or two about sailing. Compare:… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • a thing or two — phrasal : something worth knowing or telling : something proving equality or superiority in knowledge knows a thing or two about finance also : words of blunt advice or reproach if he does it again I ll certainly tell him a thing or two * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • (a) thing or two — a thing or two informal phrase a few things I need to get a thing or two at the shop. tell someone a thing or two (=tell someone why you are angry with them): The next time he calls I’m going to tell him a thing or two. Thesaurus: small numbers… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tell a thing or two — {v. phr.}, {informal} To tell in plain or angry words; scold. * /When John complained about the hard work, his father told him a thing or two./ * /If Bert thinks he would like to join the army, I ll tell him a thing or two that will make him… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • tell a thing or two — {v. phr.}, {informal} To tell in plain or angry words; scold. * /When John complained about the hard work, his father told him a thing or two./ * /If Bert thinks he would like to join the army, I ll tell him a thing or two that will make him… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • The Thing with Two Heads — Ficha técnica Dirección Lee Frost Guion Lee Frost Wes Bishop James Gordon White Música Robert O. Ragland …   Wikipedia Español

  • tell\ a\ thing\ or\ two — v. phr. informal To tell in plain or angry words; scold. When John complained about the hard work, his father told him a thing or two. If Bert thinks he would like to join the army, I ll tell him a thing or two that will make him change his mind …   Словарь американских идиом

  • (a) thing or two — [show/teach/tell etc.] (someone) a thing or two know a thing or two to have a lot of practical skills and knowledge learnt through experience. Julie now she could teach you a thing or two about dealing with men. (usually + about) …   New idioms dictionary

  • a thing or two — informal a few things I need to get a thing or two at the shop. tell someone a thing or two (= tell someone why you are angry with them): The next time he calls I m going to tell him a thing or two …   English dictionary

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