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Difference between Do one’s thing and Do the other thing

do one’s thing—

1. act in a way commonly associated with the person:

  • It’s quite amusing to listen to him doing his thing with tourists in the lounge bar.

2. follow one’s own interests or inclinations:

  • I think, rather, she insists on doing her thing—what it pleases or suits her to do.

do the other thing(in the phrase “one can do the other thing”) is used to express a refusal to bargain or compromise:

  • I couldn’t have a better home and anybody who doesn’t like it can do the other thing.