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Some proponents of "think" are unable to find any sense in the phrase
"another thing coming." Come on guys, call me wrong, but don't call
me senseless. :-) Here's my explanation of the phrase, since I think
it's the only version I had ever heard in my life.
"Another thing" means simply "something else" or "something new."
Note the appearance of "thing" in these other two phrases. It's not
an uncommon way to express this precise concept.
Here's ANOTHER THING to think about. Imagine being in a terrible
"AND ANOTHER THING, how many times do I have to tell you not to
use metal utensils in the nonstick frying pan?"
"I know what you said, but you've got ANOTHER THING COMING this
"We're finished with this subject? You've got ANOTHER THING COMING,
that's all I have to say."
"Another thing" is something unexpected, unsuspected, and contrary to
the "thing" you said or thought. Or sometimes it's a response to a
"thing" which you did.
I know, I know. Silly subject. "Take THAT, Mr. Dead Horse!"