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On the topic of; regarding. As for my sleep, it's been a bit restless lately. Greg is coming tonight. As for Judy, I'm not sure—she never replied to my invitation.
regard (someone or something) as (something)
To think of, consider, or look upon someone or something as being a particular type of thing. I know you regard this as your duty, but you have the choice not to do it if you don't want to. We don't regard you as the enemy, but we are not your friends, either.
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regard (someone or something) with (something)
1. To think of, consider, or look upon someone or something with a particular kind of mindset or attitude. I know that she regards me with contempt ever since I betrayed her to get control of the company. I know you regard change with suspicion, but try to have an open mind about this.
2. To observe, look at, or contemplate someone or something in a particular way. The dog regarded the strange animal lying in its bed with confusion. She regarded the way he had redecorated the room with horror.
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as for someone or somethingand as to someone or something
regarding someone or something. As for the mayor, he can pay for his own dinner. As for this chair, there is nothing to do but throw it away.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
Also, as to. With regard to, concerning. For example, As for dessert, I'd better skip it today and We are not sure as to how to pay the bill. A particularly well-known use of this idiom is in Patrick Henry's speech before the Virginia Convention in 1775: "As for me, give me liberty or give me death." Also see as to.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.