about :


“This isn’t about you.” What a great rebuke! But conservatives sniff at this sort of abstract use of “about,” as in “I’m all about good taste” or “successful truffle-making is about temperature control” ; so it’s better to avoid it in very formal English.

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  • s  on the move
    up and about
  • r  (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct
    in just about a minute
    he's about 30 years old
    I've had about all I can stand
    we meet about once a month
  • r  all around or on all sides
    dirty clothes lying around (or about)
    let's look about for help
  • r  in the area or vicinity
    a few spectators standing about
  • r  used of movement to or among many different places or in no particular direction
    wandering about with no place to go
    people were rushing about
    news gets around (or about)
  • r  in or to a reversed position or direction
    about face
  • r  in rotation or succession
    turn about is fair play
  • r  (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but
    the job is (just) about done
News & Articles

  • About last weekend ...
    You probably spent your holiday weekend sucking down Coronas and margaritas, and not thinking about the Battle of Puebla. You were celebrating the wrong holiday, and you didn't even make a phone call to your dad because you are awful. For shame. And you can't even use the excuse that you were watching too much baseball. No one watches that much baseball. There's just too much of it. That's why ...
    June 17, 2013 - SB Nation
  • Just thinking about money can corrupt you
    Simply thinking about money can trigger people to lie, steal and make unethical decisions, new research shows.
    June 17, 2013 - CNN Money
  • Tips About Traveling with an Infant have been Released on Kids Activities Blog
    Great tips about traveling with an infant together with vacation essentials have been published on Kids Activities Blog. Check out these tips from seasoned moms before heading out for summer vacation. (PRWeb June 17, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10784282.htm
    June 17, 2013 - PRWeb