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.
See also: concern
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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 ?
"My dear Isabella,"exclaimed he hastily"pray do not concern yourself about my looks.
'You need not concern yourself about that,' answered the tailor, 'they have not bent one hair of mine.' The horsemen would not believe him, and rode into the forest; there they found the giants swimming in their blood, and all round about lay the torn-up trees.
"Do not concern yourself about that; we have, I think, a private room in the Piazza del Popolo; I will have whatever costumes you choose brought to us, and you can dress there."
"The only reason you need concern yourself about is because I tell you to do so.
You need not concern yourself about the accommodations; they are fabulous.
"You needn't concern yourself about returning it, my boy not for a while," Mr.
She said 'there's nothing to concern yourself about, you know nothing about medical matters'.
IF YOU have nothing to concern yourself about why would you be so frantic?
Do not concern yourself about feeding woody plants - they should have adequate stores of carbohydrates within their tissue to support early development.
This style is in accordance with Emerson's writing advice, "Neither concern yourself about consistency.
"My message to them has always been that you don't need to concern yourself about me, I'm fine.
You won't have to concern yourself about being tuned to Radio 2 either, because the engine drowns out everything.
"My message to them has always been you don't need to concern yourself about me, I'm fine.
Do not concern yourself about placing "low light plants" into indoor sunny locations because the highest natural light levels of the winter barely equal a spot in dense summer shade.
Such people may not understand what you are about, and perhaps you shouldn't concern yourself about this.