see (one) about (something)(redirected from see someone about)
see (one) about (something)
To inquire or confer with one about something. I'm going to go see my financial adviser about getting a loan. I'm seeing the boss later about the status of the project.
see someone about someone or something
to confer with someone about someone or something. Jill has to see the boss about one of her office staff members. I will have to see Jill about getting permission to go.
see about someone or something
to investigate someone or something; to check on something that someone has said. I don't know who is going on the trip. You ask Jill, and I'll see about Jerry. I will see about your request.
1. Also, see to. Attend to, take care of, as in I'll see about the refreshments if you'll handle the tickets, or Will you see to the outdoor chores? The variant is also put as see to it, as in Yes, I'll see to it that everything's done. [First half of 1800s]
2. Investigate, as in I'm not sure, but I'll see about the cost of renting a van. Also see look into.
To investigate something; look into something: I went to the bank to see about opening an account. The plumber came over today to see about the leak.