what with something
Due to; because of; taking (something) into consideration. I'm sorry, but I can't help you move this weekend, what with my bad back and all. What with the IRS audit and pressure from investors, I don't think we're in a position to be moving around funds like that right now.
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what with something(informal) because of something or a series of things: What with the weather and my bad leg, I haven’t been out for weeks. ♢ I haven’t had time to sit down, what with one thing and another.
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