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 ?
I am going to put your selfishness before you, Mr Headstone--your passionate, violent, and ungovernable selfishness --to show you why I can, and why I will, have nothing more to do with you.
His coming had nothing to do with her sufferings or with their relief.
If you have a VAR that knows backup, they light up and say "wow, I see what I can do with this.
Fame has nothing to do with its effectiveness; there've been countless anonymous examples.
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?
Certainly, there are many times in business when it is important to give a glib 20-second answer, but there are many other aspects of management that have nothing to do with giving smart answers.
Every aspect of every recommendation that has to do with accountability is what is important because people must be held accountable for the job for which they are responsible," he said.