do with


Also found in: Idioms.

do with

vb
1. could do with can do with to find useful; benefit from: she could do with a night's sleep.
2. have to do with to be involved in or connected with: his illness has a lot to do with his failing the exam.
3. to do with concerning; related to
4. what…do with
a. to put or place: what did you do with my coat?.
b. to handle or treat: what are we going to do with these hooligans?.
c. to fill one's time usefully: she didn't know what to do with herself when term ended.
References in classic literature ?
Fifteen- year-old Jo was very tall, thin, and brown, and reminded one of a colt, for she never seemed to know what to do with her long limbs, which were very much in her way.
But what has your friend Professor Bumper to do with it?
This story has to do with the hidden city, and tells of the ancient civilization of those who lived in the Copan valley thousands of years ago.
When we stop confusing holiness with morality and recognize that it has to do with transformed identity and a new center point, we will have gone a long way toward understanding what is happening in prayer and what the true goal of spirituality actually is.
What are you going to do with the current employee?