Phrase of the day

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18th July 2019

He's got a bit of a thing about it

We use this expression to say that another person has a very strong (negative) opinion or emotion, about an everyday activity or thing. We are usually criticising the other person and saying we don’t agree with their opinion.
IH Bristol Phrase of the Day: He's got a bit of a thing about it
Usage
Written: 
No
Spoken: 
Yes
Formal: 
No
Informal: 
Yes
Example 1
What’s your new Maths teacher like?
Oh, Mr. Andrews is okay but he’s got a bit of a thing about us using phones in class.
Example 2
I’m looking for a plant to give my girlfriend for Valentine’s day.
Why don’t you give her some cut flowers. They’re much cheaper.
I can’t do that. She’s an extreme vegan and she’s got a bit of a thing about killing plants by cutting their heads off.