What's with (someone)?

(redirected from what's with someone)

What's with (someone)?

Why is someone so upset or acting in such an unusual way? What's with Jeff? He just screamed at me and stormed out of the room. I wonder what's with Sarah—she's been avoiding me for days now.

What's with someone or something?

Why is someone or something in that condition?; What's going on with someone or something? Mary: What's with Tom? He looks depressed. Bill: He broke up with Sally. "What's with this stupid coffee maker? It won't get hot!" groused Alice.

what’s with somebody?

(American English, spoken) used to ask why somebody is behaving in a strange way: What’s with you? You haven’t said a single word all morning.

What’s with someone/something?

interrog. What is wrong with someone or something? What’s with this can opener? It won’t turn.
See also: someone