a thingB1[S]›used instead of 'anything' or 'everything' to emphasize what you are saying: Don't worry about a thing (= anything). I'll take care of it.not a (single) thingB2not anything: After the guests had gone, there wasn't a thing left to eat.not have a thing to wearB1(alsohave nothing to wear)humorous›to have no clothes that are suitable for an occasion: I'm going to a wedding on Saturday and I don't have a thing to wear.there isn't a thing you can do›you cannot do anything: He broke his promise and there wasn't a thing we could do about it.
Come on – you can do it! Phrasal verbs with ‘come’.
by Liz Walter,
November 19, 2014
As part of an occasional series on the tricky subject of phrasal verbs, this blog looks at ones formed with the verb ‘come’. If you are reading this blog, I’m sure you already know come from, as it is one of the first things you learn in class: I come from Scotland/Spain.