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fret over (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 over it. Don't fret over it—it's really not a big deal.
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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 not

Don't worry! Fret not—it's really not a big deal. Fret not, I'll take care of it.
See also: fret, not

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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Fret not!

Inf. Don't worry!; Do not fret about it! Mary: Oh, look at the clock! I'm going to be late for my appointment! Bob: Fret not! I'll drive you. "Fret not!" said Sally. "We're almost there!"
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Fingers and Frets received a highly commended award for their performances of two pieces - Calistoga and Samba.
When he further frets that such veggies are "floating on a sinking sea of petroleum" he demonstrates a refined political sensibility.
The fifth string of the banjo can be tuned to the first string of the guitar played at the third fret, and, finally, the banjo's first string should sound like the guitar's second string played at the third fret.
Grace's mother frets over Grace, wondering if she will be a wild teenager like the older sisters.
When Toby frets that his film won't be "entertaining" enough, she admonishes him not to be "facile": "You're being superior to these people.
Saenz of the Wildlife Habitat Laboratory in Nacogdoches, Texas, frets over the cavities that the small, endangered red-cockaded woodpeckers peck out of healthy pine trees.
In this article the aspects of tuning I shall discuss are the pitch level of the instrument in relation to the gamut (which I shall refer to as the tuning), and the position of frets on the fingerboard (which I shall refer to as the temperament).
The Bf frets located in East Westphalia District of Herford, in the administrative region Detmold.
The BFG - Big Friendly Giant - by Roald Dahl is part of a season of productions being staged by Struts & Frets Theatre Company.
Matt frets, but eventually realizes that he's not to blame.
While Congress frets about how insurance companies use medical information, the Supreme Court is considering a case with far more worrisome implications.
She frets that increased hunting threatens the species.