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    that was a thing!

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    One woman tells another that she had an accident and was in hospital.

    The other woman says: That was a thing! You know I tried to come and see you, twice. The first time they said no visitors, and the second time they said youíd just left.

    What does she mean by "That was a thing!"?

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    #2

    Re: that was a thing!

    It mostly means she can't think of a better word.

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    #3

    Re: that was a thing!

    But "thing" refers to the accident? So it's like saying "It was a serious accident".

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    Re: that was a thing!

    No, the "thing" is that her attempts to visit her friend in the hospital were unsuccessful, as she goes on to explain. Sometimes people will say "here's the thing" before going on to explain what the thing is.

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