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 ?
But I find they do concern themselves about it, and that they have used the poor girl ill about it, which I should take as done to myself.' 'Whom do you mean by THEY?' says Robin.
Isn't it reprehensible that religious people who revere a psychopathic pervert concern themselves about a seemingly innocent gay man?
As for the millionaire comments, we all know they will be the last group to concern themselves about this country's debt.
- Free mobile users in Japan, both residents and international travelers, from having to concern themselves about different NFC service standards.
Because of the reactive nature inherent in the daily workings of their profession, law enforcement officials also tend not to overly concern themselves about the future.
He said: ''The officers and the hospital staff were far too busy pulling him round and didn't concern themselves about how he came to be in the sea at 3am."