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. 2014.

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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./ …   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

  • (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 — is a song written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love for the American pop band The Beach Boys. It was released on their 1967 album Wild Honey . Details * Written by: Brian Wilson/Mike Love * Album: Wild Honey * Time: 2 min 40 sec * Produced by: The… …   Wikipedia

  • a thing or two — noun A considerable amount; a lot. Hes a good mechanic, and surely knows a thing or two about car engines. Syn: a lot, loads, tons …   Wiktionary

  • 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

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