do something about

idiom

: to take some sort of action to correct (a situation)
We need to do something about this problem.

Examples of do something about in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If anyone were to do something about it, that person would have to be your husband. Liana Finck, The New Yorker, 29 June 2023 Instead of mourning the dearth of dedicated lesbian spaces, Burton decided to do something about it, embarking on a cross-country road trip to catalog the bars that still remained. Keely Weiss, Harper's BAZAAR, 14 June 2023 This is the truth, and head coach Kevin O’Connell and general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah are going to have to do something about at the end of the 2023 season unless there is some kind of miraculous turnaround in the biggest games. Steve Silverman, Forbes, 5 May 2023 The federal government last month agreed to call a halt to a civil rights investigation on the condition that Alabama finally do something about wastewater pooling in yards in rural Lowndes County. Dennis Pillion | Dpillion@al.com, al, 9 June 2023 Designers Menapace and Matt Leacock, who also designed the game Pandemic, said they were overwhelmed by all the problems associated with climate change at first, but wanted to use their skills to help do something about it. Stephanie Ebbs, ABC News, 27 May 2023 This week, our nation is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the last time our federal government tried to do something about this — the Family and Medical Leave Act. Petula Dvorak, Washington Post, 6 Feb. 2023 And yet few members of Congress seem willing to do something about it. Andrew Rettenmaier, The Conversation, 1 June 2023 The Ashley, Bridget or Erin had tried to do something about her mouth, dab it with lip gloss, but the makeup had not helped. Myriam Gurba, Los Angeles Times, 17 May 2023

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“Do something about.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/do%20something%20about. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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