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to be about to do sth

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  • about — a|bout1 W1S1 [əˈbaut] prep 1.) concerning or relating to a particular subject ▪ a book about politics ▪ She said something about leaving town. ▪ He lied about his age. ▪ About that car of yours. How much are you selling it for? ▪ What s he on… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • about — 1 preposition 1 on or dealing with a particular subject: a book about politics | She said something about leaving town. | all about (=all the details of a particular subject): Naturally, my mother wanted to know all about it. 2 in many different… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • about*/*/*/ — [əˈbaʊt] grammar word summary: About can be: ■ a preposition: He told me about your problem. ■ an adverb: Stop rushing about. ■ followed by an infinitive with ‘to : I was just about to explain. 1) used for stating who or what is being considered… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • about time — None too soon • • • Main Entry: ↑time * * * used to convey that something now happening or about to happen should have happened earlier it s about time I came clean and admitted it * * * (and) about ˈtime (ˈtoo) | (and) not before ˈtime idiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • about your person — about/on your ˈperson idiom if you have or carry sth about/on your person, you carry it about with you, for example in your pocket • Relatives of the dead man were traced through an address found on his person. Main entry: ↑personidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • sth does not compute — ► used to say that something does not having any meaning, or does not seem possible or correct: »It can t be done, it doesn t compute. »The situation was bothering me because something about it just didn t compute. Main Entry: ↑compute …   Financial and business terms

  • about time too — (and) about ˈtime (ˈtoo) | (and) not before ˈtime idiom used to say that sth should have happened before now Main entry: ↑timeidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • see about something — ˈsee about sth derived to deal with sth • I must see about (= prepare) lunch. • He says he won t help, does he? Well, we ll soon see about that (= I will demand that he does help) …   Useful english dictionary

  • (be) about to do something — be about to do sth idiom to be close to doing sth; to be going to do sth very soon • I was just about to ask you the same thing. Main entry: ↑aboutidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • not be about to do something — not be about to do sth idiom to not be willing to do sth; to not intend to do sth • I ve never done any cooking and I m not about to start now. Main entry: ↑aboutidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • (be) in into raptures (about somebody) — be in, go into, etc. ˈraptures (about/over sb/sth) idiom to feel or express extreme pleasure or enthusiasm for sb/sth • The critics went into raptures about her performance. • The last minute goal sent the fans into raptures. Main entry:… …   Useful english dictionary


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