Meaning of the other thing in English:

the other thing


mainly humorous British
  • An unexpressed alternative.

    ‘if you keep a lot of rules I'll reward you, and if you don't I'll do the other thing’
    • ‘Well, it's not exactly fine, but it's better than the other thing.’
    • ‘When she wants to go to the toilet she rings a bell once for a wee and twice for the other thing.’
    • ‘I struggle with the angel on one shoulder and the devil on the other thing for a while and then I brush them off.’