inquire about (someone or something)

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inquire about (someone or something)

To ask or try to learn more about someone or something. The alternative spelling, "enquire," is more common in British English. Primarily heard in US. Mother, if Gerald inquires about you, what should I tell him? I'm inquiring about that bill right now.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

inquire about someone or something

to ask about someone or something. I inquired about Tom and was told that he doesn't live here anymore. You will have to inquire about that at the front desk.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

inquire about

v.
To seek information about something or someone: I went to the store and inquired about available jobs.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Paul Straiton, senior product manager at Principality Building Society, said: "Inquiring about someone else's financial state has in the past, been considered to be rude and it appears from this survey that the age old taboo of talking about money is still preventing couples from discussing their finances.