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English definition of “have a thing about sth/sb”

have a thing about sth/sb

informal
to like or dislike something or someone very much: Ben's got a thing about Triumph motorbikes - he's got three of them. She's got a thing about spiders - she won't touch them.LikingNot liking Grammar:Thing and stuffGrammar:ThingWe use the general noun thing more commonly in speaking than in writing.Grammar:StuffStuff is one of the most common nouns in speaking. It is more informal than thing. It is not at all common in writing.
(Definition of have a thing about sth/sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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