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    Wink 'You said it'd be just the thing'

    hello, teacher

    what is the meaning of 'You said it'd be just the thing' in this sentence

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    They okayed out new boilers since
    the condo will be for newlyweds.

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    You said it'd be just the thing

    so thanks

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    Default Re: 'You said it'd be just the thing'

    Quote Originally Posted by saramehr View Post
    hello, teacher

    what is the meaning of 'You said it'd be just the thing' in this sentence

    589
    00:39:46,889 --> 00:39:53,116
    They okayed out new boilers since
    the condo will be for newlyweds.

    590
    00:39:53,266 --> 00:39:55,752
    You said it'd be just the thing

    so thanks
    There's not enough context to tell what it was referring to, Saramehr.

    'You said it'd be just the thing' means that someone said "something will be just what is needed to cause/influence others to do something.

    Example:

    Fred: Putting in new boilers will be just the thing we need to bring in newlyweds. They'll be happy to have warm apartments for their newborns.

    John: [a year later] You know those boilers, you said it'd be just the thing to get more newlyweds in our condo. I one year, not a one has signed a lease.

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