do anything about something

do anything about something
to do something nothing anything in order to deal with a problem

Can’t you do something about the noise? It’s driving me crazy.

The Government know the system isn’t working, but they do nothing about it.

Thesaurus: to try to deal with a problem or difficultysynonym
Main entry: about

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • do nothing about something — do something/nothing/anything/about something phrase to do something nothing anything in order to deal with a problem Can’t you do something about the noise? It’s driving me crazy. The Government know the system isn’t working, but they do nothing …   Useful english dictionary

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  • find out something (about something) — ˌfind ˈout (about sth/sb) | ˌfind ˈout sth (about sth/sb) derived to get some information about sth/sb by asking, reading, etc • She d been seeing the boy for a while, but didn t want her parents to find out. • I haven t found anything out about… …   Useful english dictionary

  • not know the first thing about something — not know the first thing/not have the first idea/about something phrase to not know anything about a subject or not have the skills to do something He doesn’t know the first thing about literature. Thesaurus: to not know something or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • not have the first idea about something — not know the first thing/not have the first idea/about something phrase to not know anything about a subject or not have the skills to do something He doesn’t know the first thing about literature. Thesaurus: to not know something or… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • about — a|bout [ ə baut ] function word *** About can be used in the following ways: as a preposition (followed by a noun): He told me about your problem. as an adverb (without a following noun): Stop rushing about. followed by an infinitive with to : I… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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