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main thing

This page is about the collocation main thing

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

the most important thing

For example

  • At least you weren't hurt in the accident. That's the main thing.

  • If you're unemployed, the main thing is to never give up hope.

Quick Quiz

We lost our house in the fire, but the main thing is

a. none of us lost our lives

b. our car was slightly damaged

c. part of our garden was burned

Contributor: Matt Errey