concern (oneself) about (something)

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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 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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References in classic literature ?
We need not concern ourselves about that," she replied.
I remarked, moreover, with respect to experiments, that they become always more necessary the more one is advanced in knowledge; for, at the commencement, it is better to make use only of what is spontaneously presented to our senses, and of which we cannot remain ignorant, provided we bestow on it any reflection, however slight, than to concern ourselves about more uncommon and recondite phenomena: the reason of which is, that the more uncommon often only mislead us so long as the causes of the more ordinary are still unknown; and the circumstances upon which they depend are almost always so special and minute as to be highly difficult to detect.
His ability and work-rate are the two key elements of why we should not concern ourselves about him.
In fact we should perhaps concern ourselves about the couch potato society we seem to have become.
He's been playing with it,'' manager Jim Tracy said, ``but it's been bothering him to the point where we would concern ourselves about it lingering and being something that drags on, versus dealing with the situation right now and trying to get it quieted down so we can get him back to full strength.
We should concern ourselves about creating a context that will see armed groups take a decision that many people, including Sinn Fein would like to see.