What's the matter with (something)?

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What's the matter with (something)?

1. What is the problem with something? Why is something not working properly? What's the matter with this computer? It keeps turning off all on its own.
2. Why do you think that something is wrong, incorrect, or undesirable? A: "You're really going to wear that outfit to the party?" B: "Yeah. Why, what's the matter with it?" Really, what's the matter with taking a bit of money from such a large corporation? It's not like they'll even notice it's gone.
See also: matter
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