concern (oneself) about (someone or something)

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concern (oneself) about (someone or something)

To focus one's care or attention on someone or something; to assume a feeling of responsibility for someone or something. Your mother really doesn't need to concern herself about our financial issues—we're perfectly capable of sorting them out on our own. He concerns himself about other people far too much. He needs to focus on his own needs for a while.
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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.
See also: concern
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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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.
"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."