be after (doing something)

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be after (doing something)

To be about to do or having just finished something. Primarily heard in Ireland. I'm after doing my homework and am ready for a snack.
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be after doing something

be on the point of doing something or have just done it. Irish
1988 Roddy Doyle The Commitments I'm after rememberin'. I forgot to bring mine back. It's under me bed.
See also: after, something

be after

v.
1. To follow or be later than something: Who is in line after me? The meeting is after lunch.
2. To pursue, seek, or desire someone or something: That hawk is after the rabbit. What sort of answers are you after?
3. be after for To pursue someone or something in order to obtain something else: You are only after me for my money.
See also: after