One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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.’
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