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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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"At least Sandwell is on the ball and has identified this and is doing something about it.
It is time we stop whining about natural disasters and doing something about national defense,' Locsin said.
IT IS TIME WE STOPPED WHINING ABOUT NATURAL DISASTERS AND DOING SOMETHING ABOUT NATIONAL DEFENSE.
I can't help but think that if we had the powers of a proper parliament and the political will we WOULD be doing something about it.
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She recognized a void in our education system that lies at the root of some of our shortcomings and is doing something about it.
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"It is ironic to think of the number of people in this country who pray for the poor and needy on Sunday and spend the rest of the week complaining that the government is doing something about them."
But it's unlikely that such scenarios will lead to actual schisms these days, Robinson said: "With every day that passes and people see that life within their congregation hasn't changed because New Hampshire has a gay bishop, there will be less and less people interested in doing something about it."
Some "suit" with a smidgeon of taste is going to take over a network and begin doing something about all the awful thundering that accompanies sports shows.
Was it because I learned how to be closer to the problem than my boss was comfortable getting while wearing his new suit, or was it because I was already doing something about the problem?
"One of my priorities is doing something about the red tape and the system that's been created both statewide and city wide.
When asked to comment about the charge being laid on Frank, Elmo chose to keep an open mind and assured the press that his brother was doing something about it.
WE ADMIT: WE DIDN'T know a lot about the Michigan State basketball team and its coach, Tom Izzo, until the school's strength-training coach, Ken Mannie, began telling us what a good guy Izzo was and that Scholastic Coach should be doing something about it--like a Person to Person interview.