bother about (someone or something)

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bother about (someone or something)

1. To expend one's energy considering or addressing a particular person or issue. Often used in the negative to convey the opposite. Oh, don't bother about that commotion—things are always falling off the shelves in our basement. The teacher never bothered about those of us in the back of class, knowing we'd just flunk the tests if we weren't paying attention.
2. To disturb or irritate someone by involving them in a particular issue. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "bother" and "about." He needs to stop bothering me about his issues with computer system, because there's nothing I can do to fix the problem. I'm sorry to bother you about this, but I really need your approval on my financial report.
See also: bother

bother about something

to care about something; to take the trouble to deal with something. Please don't bother about this mess. I'll clean it up. Don't bother about it.
See also: bother
References in classic literature ?
Tom was a good deal bothered about what to do for a spoon, but he said we'd got to have it; so he took a think.
Both sides are fighting for their vested interests and are least bothered about resolving Karachi's burning issues.
Emma Atkinson, a 20-year-old shop worker from Stockton: "I'm not bothered about it.
Although the vast majority of all Americans would not be bothered if they were given a room on the 13th floor of a hotel, certain demographic groups are more likely than others to be bothered about sleeping on this floor of a hotel.
Look at Chelsea - they were lucky to beat Wigan and won at the weekend with a dodgy goal off Drogba's knee, but I don't imagine they are too bothered about how they win as long as they do win Bolton didn't take their chances and we had one and took it.
``I am bothered about how much I weigh,I want to keep fit and take part in athletics and one day become a footballer.
``Some of my brothers eat McDonald's,but I'm not too bothered about take away and fast food.''
''I'm not bothered about who is the quickest bowler in the World Cup.
''If I'm in the final on June 20 I won't be bothered about who is the fastest bowler in the world.''
But as he prepares to lead Forest into FA Cup action against Newcastle today, Pearce revealed: "I learnt in Brian Clough's days not to be bothered about people having a pop at me.
"I just want to stay in the league - I'm not bothered about the fact that I never won a home game in the Premier League at Sunderland, I'm not bothered about any stats.
certainly not bothered about prize-money levels increasing in a higher grade of race
They are not bothered about swapping big handicap fields for classified races and, since the withdrawal of betting tax, they are not bothered about paying it again in the future.