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a going concern

A business, enterprise, or activity that has done well thus far and is expected to continue making a profit. The odds weren't great setting up another café in town, but it has since become a going concern.
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concern (someone) in (something)

To involve someone in something. You really don't need to concern your mother in our financial issues—we're perfectly capable of sorting them out on our own.
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concern (oneself) about (something)

To become focused on someone or something because one feels partly responsible for dealing with it. Your mother really doesn't need to concern herself about our financial issues—we're perfectly capable of sorting them out on our own.
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concern (someone) with (someone or something)

1. To involve someone in something to the extent that they feel partly respsonsible for dealing with it. You really don't need to concern your mother with our financial issues—we're perfectly capable of sorting them out on our own.
2. To cause someone to worry about something. I don't want to concern my parents with this news until we get more information about how serious the illness is.
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concern oneself about someone or something

 and concern oneself over someone or something
to turn one's thoughts and consideration to someone or something. I hope you will concern yourself over your work a little more. Please don't concern yourself about me. I'll do okay.
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concern someone in something

to bring someone into some matter; to engage someone in something; to occupy someone with something. Don't concern Dave in our party planning. He doesn't know anything about entertaining. The wrong committee was concerned in this from the very beginning.
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concern someone with someone or something

to busy someone with someone or something; to worry someone with thoughts of someone or something. I hope Jennifer does not concern herself with this matter. Try to concern him with something other than his work.
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to whom it may concern

Cliché to the person to whom this applies. (A form of address used when you do not know the name of the person who handles the kind of business you are writing about.) The letter started out, "To whom it may concern." When you don't know who to write to, just say, "To whom it may concern."
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to whom it may concern

To the appropriate recipient for this message, as in I didn't know who was responsible for these complaints so I just addressed it "to whom it may concern ." This phrase is a formula used in letters, testimonials, and the like when one does not know the name of the proper person to address. [Second half of 1800s]
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Although lesser concerns, online bullying is much more likely to be a concern for parents of girls (38 percent) than for parents of boys (24 percent), and playing online games is more a concern for parents of boys (42 percent) than for parents of girls (28 percent).
Though the concomitant societal effects of Plan B's availability shouldn't be a concern of the FDA it should be a concern to society at large, including Humanists.
Counseling concerns of highly able students may reflect characteristics associated with giftedness.
The deeper issue was the doctor's failure to address his long-standing concern with the nurse's competence.
Male students were found to express a significantly greater concern for family issues, while female students were more concerned about serf-control and personal issues.
The procedures for ethical concerns, as adopted by the Board of Directors, are organized into three sections: a) Submission of a Concern; b) Ethical Concerns Committee and c) Referral to MTNA Board of Directors.
When we're developing residential condo buildings, even though we know we're not a likely target for terrorism or attack, security is still a principal concern.
Employee award programs will also bolster employees' positive perceptions of their employer's concern and appreciation.
The Institute filed comments on the regulations and testified at the January hearing, expressing concern about several aspects, particularly the elimination of the cost safe harbor, its replacement with the simplified cost-based method (SCBM), and the effect of the statute of limitations in the examples relating to the contingent payment provisions.
The main concern of those who are opposed to this is the idea of transferring boundaries like this," says McDonald.
Students concurred that stress management, physical activity, and poor eating habits were of concern to them.
AM: What are some rural/farm issues that really concern urban audiences?
Concern about health effects from EMFs first arose in 1979, when a study found that children who lived in close proximity to certain types of electrical lines had a higher risk of leukemia.
Next, identify the primary areas of concern for people in late adulthood.
Is HIV/AIDS your only concern when making the decision to practice safer sex?