Definition of be after doing something in English:

be after doing something


  • Be on the point of doing something or have just done it.

    ‘the pigs were after breaking loose’
    • ‘Her husband was after running off with another woman.’
    • ‘When I spoke to a number of residents here, on Friday morning last, they were after taking their complaints to the County Council the previous day and had staged a sit in.’
    • ‘They were after getting level, were running at us, and David just got the interception.’
    • ‘I really think that the country is going to suffer badly because our value system is after breaking down in many respects.’
    • ‘He was after getting a bit of possession in the half-forward line, something we hadn't been doing.’