Definition of have a thing for in English:

have a thing for

phrase

informal
  • Have a strong liking for.

    ‘I think he has a bit of a thing for you’
    • ‘She's the young hotshot of the woman's tennis circuit and she seems to have a thing for Peter.’
    • ‘Dana had a thing for chocolate - or candy in general.’
    • ‘He was a little miffed at Trevor's comment about him having a thing for Susie.’
    • ‘I think he has a bit of a thing for you.’
    • ‘He has a thing for annoying me though.’
    • ‘When we last left our heroes, Rachel had just found out that Ross has long had a thing for her.’
    • ‘She and I have a thing for the movies and never miss the opening night of anything.’
    • ‘People will think I really do have a thing for meteorites.’
    • ‘He's talk, dark and handsome and has a thing for British beauties.’
    • ‘She apparently had a thing for smart guys.’
    phobia, fear, horror, terror
    penchant for, preference for, taste for, inclination for, partiality for, predilection for, soft spot for, weakness for, fancy for, fondness for, liking for, love for, passion for
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