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do something/anything about

To take some action to change or cope with something. Can you please do something about your attitude? Your grumpiness is becoming a problem. Ugh, it seems like we can't do anything about the noise—the construction will be going on for at least another month.
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do (something) about

someone or something to manage or deal with someone or something. Can you please do something about Bob? He is too noisy. We were not able to do anything about the excessive rent increase.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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It sounds as if he likes you, but is not free to do anything about it.
All of us have feelings and emotions that make us suffer, hut if we don't do anything about them, we will make people around us suffer.