2013년 11월 12일 화요일

Dic: about (purpose, involvement, problem)

some usages of proposition 'about' which mean: what the purpose is, what something involves, what the problem is...

  • Leadership is about the ability to implement change. 
  • Rachel was going to do something about Jacob.
  • She is about her business.
  • If we don't do something about it, the problem is going to get worse.
  • What can be done about the rising levels of pollution?
  • Leadership is all about getting your team to co-operate.
  • Movies are all about making money these days.
  • What was all that about? (= what was the reason for what has just happened?)

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When you mention the things that an activity or institution is about, you are saying what it involves or what its aims are.

If you do something about a problem, you take action in order to solve it.

active in or engaged in.

to do something about something: to do something to solve a problem or stop a bad situation

If an organization, a job, an activity etc is about something, that is its basic purpose.

used to describe the purpose or an aspect of something.

.... Cobuild, Collins, LDOCE, OALD

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