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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

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.
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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.
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