be after (doing something)

(redirected from are after)

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.
See also: after
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

be after

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
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
See also: