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.
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