fret about

fret about (someone or something)

To feel anxious or concerned about someone or something. The doctor won't have my test results for a few days, and I'm trying not to fret about it. Don't fret about it—it's really not a big deal.
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fret about someone or something

 and fret over someone or something
to worry about someone or something. Please don't fret about being a few minutes late. There is no need to fret over Larry.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Don't fret about Father, dear," she added, as they parted.
'I fret about nothing on earth except papa's illness,' answered my companion.
You should never fret about trifles." After a short silence -- "I hope, my Catherine, you are not getting out of humour with home because it is not so grand as Northanger.
Stock traders have a lot to fret about these days, and apparently the things they were fretting about yesterday were pretty much the same as the things they were fretting about two days ago.
Have we really nothing better to do with our lives than fret about the apostrophe?"
Since Americans now fret about fat as never before, a prohibition of junk food ads may just be an idea whose time has come.
Fret about everything you haven't done yet to get ready for the holidays.
Those in Wales are most concerned about losing their job, with 24% citing this as their main worry, something only 12% of people in the north-west of England fret about.
For example, he says teachers should not fret about a student's negative home life, but refer those problem cases to social workers.
For a quick review, users can check out the thumbnails displayed on the 2.5-inch color LCD panel, and there's no need to fret about recording over images you've laid down previously because the M30K automatically finds space for you and starts recording there.
Easy to read as a response to critics who have dissed Solondz's work as mean-spirited and/or cynical, Storytelling takes on those who fret about the artist's worthy intentions, and contends that all stories exploit their subjects--intentionally or not.
We've heard a lot about the rise of a "free-agent nation" in today's fast-paced, tech-driven economy: Fans find it liberating, and foes fret about the disappearance of stable, full-time jobs.