have a bit of a thing


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This conversation is from Wedding Season by Katie Fforde.

'Oh, by the way, I think Sarah and the photographer had a bit of a thing.'

'Why do you think that?'

‘Well, they didn't seem to speak much when the photos were being taken, and the only time I caught them together she seemed quite – how should I put it – brisk. As I left, I was sure I saw them slow dancing together!"

I wonder what the meaning of "have a bit of a thing" is. Help me, please. Thanks.
  • lucas-sp

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    English - Californian
    They had "a bit of" "a thing." "To have a thing" = to have a liaison, an amour​, a flirtation, even an affair or a relationship. It's the same as "there's something going on between them."
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